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Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily 2016 by Andy Hammond
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Temple and olive trees.

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The Protector by Brian Kerr
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The Protector An early morning trip out into the Eden Valley this morning hoping for a wee bit of mist to work with. As always I am drawn to trees, especially those loners caught in a bit of mist. A really great looking tree this one close to Temple Sowerby near Penrith. I loved the sheep that were lying beneath its branches, almost under its protection. Sony A7RII Sony FE24-70mm f2.8 GM All rights reserved © Brian Kerr Photography 2016

MORTUARY TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT, Deir-el-Bahri, Egypt, 18th Dynasty

Hatshepsut’s temple rises from the valley floor in three colonnaded terraces connected by ramps on the central axis. The complex and all of the statues and reliefs it contains constitutes the first great tribute to a woman’s achievements in the history of art. In the middle colonnade of the second level, for example, painted limestone reliefs commemorated Hatshepsut’s divine birth. She claimed to be the daughter of Amen, who had assumed the form of the pharaoh Thutmose I in order to impregnate her mother, the king’s principal wife. 

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King Menkaura, the goddess Hathor, and the deified Hare nome

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple