The Temple of Dendur Descriptive Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

The Temple of Dendur
An analysis of the structure, history and meaning behind the Temple of Dendur.
# 118815 | 1,178 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2010 in Architecture (Ancient) , Architecture (Buildings) , History (General)

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This paper examines the Temple of Dendur. It describes the physical appearance of the Temple in terms of its structure, its inscriptions and its carvings. The paper briefly compares the Temple of Dendur with Ancient Egyptian architecture and shows how the Temple of Dendur was an example of Emperor Augustus' acceptance of these Egyptian customs. Finally, the paper analyzes the meaning behind the structure.

From the Paper:

"There were also many forms of corruption as in any government, such as labor and resources being exploited. Justice and arbitration was provided, though, to convey a feeling of vindication to the people. Initially the royal court was a major center of architectural, intellectual, and artistic activity, but as temples started to develop throughout Egypt cultural activities began to spread to temples as the center of gathering. A special feature of ancient Egypt was the increasingly wealthy priests, as exhibited by the temple structures."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bianchi, Robert. Daily Life of the Nubians. New York: Greenwood Press, 2004. Call number: 939. 78 B (Brooklyn Public Library)
  • Bucknall, Benjamin, trans. Discourses on Architecture. New York: Grove-Atlantic, 1959. Call number: 720.4 V796 D (Brooklyn Public Library)
  • Murray, M. "Evidence for the Custom of Killing the King in Ancient Egypt." Man Vol. 14, 1914: 17-23. <>
  • Rockett, William. "A Temple at the Met." Saudi Aramco World ,Vol. 31, Issue 3, (May 1980): 30-38. <>
  • Roth, Leland M. Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning. New York: Westview Press, 1993. Call number: 720.1 R (Brooklyn Public Library)

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