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Unformatted text preview: outstanding exhibit in the Egyptian collection was the Temple of Dendur. This Egyptian cult temple was built around 15 B.C. in ancient Nubia in honor of the Egyptian goddess Isis. Instead of being completely submerged by the waters of the Aswan dam, the Egyptian government gave the temple to the United States as a gift of friendship. The temple was painstakingly disassembled in Egypt, and then reassembled in the United States. Today it is displayed in a light and spacious gallery in the Metropolitan Museum. It appears exactly as it did when it stood on the banks of the Nile centuries ago....
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2009 for the course IST 115 taught by Professor Greghicks during the Fall '09 term at Three Rivers CC.
- Fall '09