Archaeology Odyssey 2:4, September/October 1999

Architecture of Infinity

In their temples, the ancient Egyptians followed a simple plan that mirrored the creation of the universe.

By David O’Connor

Most first-time visitors to Egypt will tell you that many ancient Egyptian temples have survived. But they’re wrong. It only seems that way on a two or three week tour. Although temples were once very common in Egypt, evidence of them today is surprisingly slight. For most of Egypt’s history, thousands of temples dotted the landscape, but relatively few have survived on their own or been recovered by archaeological excavations.

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