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Luxor, Hypostyle Hall: papyrus columns (photo: du Camp 1848)

Fig.1: Papyrus columns in the Hypostyle Hall at Luxor (photo: du Camp 1848).

This early calotype by Maxime du Camp from 1848 shows papyrus columns in the outer wall of the Hypostyle Hall at Luxor. They support architraves with hieroglyphic inscriptions showing the name of Amenophis III (Akhenaten), who began the Temple complex.

Other examples of papyrus columns are seen in a slightly later (1851) print by Felix Teynard.

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