Sunday, March 04, 2007
What they must have looked like once
I must have shot 100 pictures of temple carvings as if they'd not ever been done before. My favorite -- Seshat -- Goddess of Writing
The temples along the Nile must have been something when intact. They are coated with still with beautiful symbolic carvings and words, but once they were also painted in vibrant colors as well. They have also suffered centuries of graffiti, burial under sand and flood and deliberate marring at the hands of Christians and others offended by Egyptian gods.