Daily Archives: May 26, 2010

Pictures of Ancient Egypt

A slide show of nearly photos of Ancient Egypt in Pictures is maintained at Fox News here. I have called attention to this before, but continue to receive the link from readers. In about two months the number of photos has increased from 47 to 58. I assume it may continue to grow as new discoveries are made.

This gives me an opportunity to share a photo I made at Luxor in 2009.

Rameses at floodlight. Luxor Temple. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Rameses by floodlight. Luxor Temple. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Luxor was known as Thebes in Old Testament times. Both Jeremiah and Ezekiel prophesied the Lord’s judgment of the city. Jeremiah says,

The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, says, ‘Behold, I am going to punish Amon of Thebes, and Pharaoh, and Egypt along with her gods and her kings, even Pharaoh and those who trust in him’” (Jeremiah 46:25; see also Ezekiel 30:14-16).

A visit to the ruined and unoccupied temples of Karnak and Luxor, where Amon (or Amun) was worshipped as a great god, certainly convinces us of the fulfillment of this prophecy. Shortly after the time of Jeremiah (about 586 B.C.), Egypt and Thebes began to decline as a world power.

HT: David Padfield (has 3 collections of Egypt photographs online); Brooks Cochran