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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symmetry.”

In sorting through my photo album to find material for last weeks challenge, I came across photos I’d taken while working at a dam in Egypt, sometime in mid-eighties.  The ones that intrigued me I had taken at Rameses tomb, south of the Aswan Dam, at its UNESCO-sponsored transport to a new location to escape inundation by the new, deep reservoir being formed behind the dam.  I still marvel at the engineering accomplishment of successfully moving this giant structure, block by block, and hardly being able to detect any of the resulting joint-work today.

The quiet majesty of the tomb impressed me very much.  The pictures I’ll show today were taken inside the tomb and its interior temple.

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Wall carvings depicting Rameses conquest of Nubian warriors. Notice the simple symmetry of the depiction of Rameses.

The long corridor leading to the inner temple at the rear of the tomb

The long corridor leading to the inner temple at the rear of the tomb. Again, a simple symmetry of form.

The inner temple as it is lit by the long shaft of sunlight reaching in from the entrance of the tomb.

The inner temple as it is lit by the long shaft of sunlight reaching in from the entrance of the tomb.

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