Detail, OVERHEAD WINDOWS
Great Hypostyle Hall
Temple of Amon, Karnak
Dynasty XIX, 1318-1237 B.C.
Only narrow rays of light can enter through these little openings cut into the seventy-eight foot high ceiling at Karnak. It is typically Egyptian to place windows high on the wall or to make them overhead slits like this in order to keep the buildings in near-darkness.
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