Deir el-Bahari against the cliff

Deir el-Bahari against the cliffs

This is a photo of Deir el-Bahari against the cliffs.  This was the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut of Dynasty 18.  The temple is located in West Thebes next door to the Middle Kingdom temple of Montuhotep.  When one visits Deir el-Bahari, one immediately notices the cliffs looming overhead.  I wanted to capture the magnitude of the cliffs compared to the temple.

Saf Tomb from Thebes

Saf Tombs from West Thebes

Over the next few months, I’m going to be actively engaged in writing my new book on the Ark of the Covenant and ancient Egypt.  As such, I’m going to devote most of my time and energy to that endeavor.   Unfortunately, I’m not going to be publishing blogs at the pace that I was.

However, what I am going to do is publish some photographs that I have taken over the years with a brief commentary.  These photos should be of interest since they are taken with the eye of an archaeologist.  So they should give you an unique perspective on Egypt.

Today’s photograph was taken at West Thebes.  It is a photograph of a pair of saf tombs as seen from the Ramesseum.  saf tombs typically date from the 11th to early 12th dynasties.