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Friday, June 06, 2008

Dovecotes, Ancient and modern

Dovecote from Karanis.
(from a blog by Troels Myrup Kristensen, a grad. student in Classical Archaeology in Aarhus DK)

Dovecotes are not only an omnipresent part of many Egyptian landscapes. They are also very much part of the national identity of modern Egypt, as seen for example in the above portrait of Mubarak in the Abdine Palace in Cairo. It shows a contemplative president surrounded by symbols of the modern Egyptian nation-state: airforce, industry, agriculture, Mahmoud Mokhtar’s sculpture Egypt’s Renaissance, pyramid, mosque, Coptic church, the Nile and a pair of dovecotes.
etc. at Iconocalsm blog site


Photos on Flickr of interest

Temple of Sobek Re at Qasr Qarun (Dionyias)

North Temple at Karanis:

Many others of Karanis on Flickr

and Kom al Dikka