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A Pharaoh Legacy
FRANCE, 2005, 33'
  by AGON - Friday, 29 June 2012

Through its 2000-year history, the Karnak site in Egypt was a vast worksite, where every Pharaoh expanded and embellished Ammon’s great temple.
An available area of the temple was made into an open-air museum. During the laste few years, a team from the French-Egyptian Centre for the Study of the Karnak temples has been reconstructing some monuments found in a fragmentary state inside the 3rd pylon at Karkak.
The film shows the various stages the making of Thoutmosis IV’s peristyle court went through; explains its initial location; shows how these monuments were rediscovered 3.400 years after they were dismantled in antiquity. We can thus follow the various transformations on the central section of the Karnak temples, while admiring a brad-new monument which was recently opened to the public.


Director: ANTOINE CHENE
Producer: FRENCH-EGYPTIAN CENTRE OF KARNAK