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Medéenet Haboo [Medinet Habu], Upper Egypt. Temple and Palace of Rameses III
[Photographic views taken in Egypt and Greece by C. G. Fontaine]
31.0 x 40.1 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
View of the Midgol gateway at the temple complex of Medinet Habu. This represents the original eastern entrance to the precinct of the mortuary temple of Rameses III (1184-1153 BC): it is a fortified gate-house, or tower, and takes its name from a Syrian fortress. The walls are decorated with scenes of the king smiting his enemies.
Acquired by King Edward VII when Prince of Wales