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Abydos: Egyptian Afterlife
APRIL 2005
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Pillar of Faith
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

Looted in antiquity for its stone, a temple likely dedicated to the worship of Osiris retains fragments of blocks adorned with the names of 30th-dynasty pharaohs Nectanebo I and II. From atop the ruins archaeologist Michelle Marlar, from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, looks over the first excavation of the site. "If this does prove to be the Osiris temple," she says, "then it's the latest phase of what is believed to have been a long line of temples stretching back to the Early Dynastic period."
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Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Nikkor 16mm, f/2.8 fisheye
Speed and F-Stop: 1/4 @ f/11

Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Sunset
Lighting Techniques: Natural with tungsten fill

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