Sun Temple Reconstruction


Some of the earliest surviving cult temples are from the Old Kingdom. These are the sun temples of the 5th-dynasty kings at Abu Ghurab




The fundamental layout consisted of a reception pavilion connected by a covered corridor on a causeway to the open court of the temple within which stood a squat obelisk made of limestone and a huge alabaster altar.



Above is a scene showing how it might have appeared with the
mid afternoon sun and below at night.






Close up shot of the alter



Close up shot of the walls
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