Egypt

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Click for larger image(Left) Sunrise on the winter solstice highlights the Colossi of Memnon on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the temple of Luxor.
(Right) Sunrise behind the Temple of Luxor.
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Click for larger imageClick for larger image(Far left) Karnak axis at dawn, photographed two weeks before the winter solstice.
(Left) Karnak axis at dawn, 21 December, the winter solstice.
(Right) The temple of Amen-Ra at Karnak - 'the horizon of heaven on earth'.
(Far right) Entrance to the hypostyle hall, Dendera, viewed from the vestibule.
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Click for larger image(Left) The hypostyle hall at Edfu, temple of Horus.
(Right) The circular zodiac from Dendera, now in the Louvre, Paris.
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(Right) The second shrine of Tutankhamun depicts an explicit connection between intellect, insight and astronomy.Click for larger image 
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