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Daily Travel Photo – Luxor, Egypt

Many of the Egyptian temples were reclaimed for use as Christian churches during the Byzantine Empire. This is an example at the temple of Luxor of a Byzantine painting covering the older Egyptian artwork.

Byzantine art work in Egyptian temple, Luxor, Egypt

Byzantine art work in Egyptian temple, Luxor, Egypt

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  1. Krista says:

    Wow, I didn’t know they covered over the original paintings like that. Fascinating. This reminds me of Pompeii, somehow. Probably the layer upon layer of paint and style.

  2. Joel says:

    That’s some mighty fancy graffiti.

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