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This is the north colonnade situated in the second court of the terraced mortuary temple of queen and later pharaoh Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty, 1498-1483 BC). These polygonal chanelled pillars which are common in Egypt from the 12th Dynasty onwards are even called protodoric columns and are thought to be the forerunners of Doric order of columns used in buildings like the Parthenon temple at Acropolis in Athens. This kind of similarities show some of the influence ancient Egypt had on the greek architecture.

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Additional Photos by Christian Stocker (ChristianS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 968 W: 60 N: 809] (2997)
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