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Part of Egyptian Art
Date: 4th century B.C.Accession Number: 1996.91
Date: ca. 1479–1458 B.C.Accession Number: 31.3.166
Date: completed by 10 B.C.Accession Number: 68.154
Date: 300–250 B.C.Accession Number: 2010.18
Date: ca. 1390–1353 B.C.Accession Number: 22.5.1
Date: 380–343 B.C.Accession Number: 10.177.2
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The Temple of Dendur, a 1968 gift from Egypt to the United States in recognition of support given to save Egyptian monuments threatened by the rising waters of the Nile, was built around 15 B.C. when the Roman emperor Augustus ruled Egypt. Although small in comparison with the famous temples in Egypt, and built in Lower Nubia, south of Egypt's ancient border, this is a graceful example of a typical pharaonic temple.
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