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Temple of Nectanebo

Ammon: name of a Libyan deity and his oracle in the desert. It became famous after Alexander the Great made a detour to consult the god. The modern name is Siwa.

Siwa, temple of Nectanebo: paintings
Siwa, temple of Nectanebo: paintings
About 400 meters south of the oracle at Siwa, a second temple was built by pharaoj Nectanebo II. Today, only a small wall fragment and several blocks of the roof remain, but this is enough to know that this sanctuary was directed to the north, to the oracle. Nectanebo's local colleague, named Wen-Amun, is shown worshiping the sun.

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