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MEDINET HABU TEMPLE

Cary Wolinsky

Created 1997

Luxor, Egypt. Medinet Habu, the giant Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, sheltered the entire population of Thebes during the Libyan invasion of the late 20th Dynasty and, for centuries afterward, protected the Coptic town of Djeme. A restoration team allowed me to climb their scaffolding to photograph from a high angle.