Photographer's Note

These rams and the ones on the opposite side I uploaded yesterday are a type of Sphinx. This one has the body of a lion & the head of a ram, the underworld or nocturnal manifestation of Amun Re. Once again they are guarding Rameses II in front of the entrance to the main Hypostyle Hall. Later pharaohs were also added. There is even a dark skinned 'Ethiopian Pharaoh', Tarharqa, from the kingdom of Kush / Nubia in present day Sudan, who ruled during the 25th dynasty, 690 BC to 664 BC. The so called 'Ethiopian Pharaohs' ruled over Egypt and Nubia for nearly a century.

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17149 W: 1065 N: 37746] (171280)
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