Volume I Plate 24 - The West Temple (Birth House) The first Pylon and the West Colonnade Perspective View ~ This temple, or "birth house" is dedicated to the birth of the god Horus, whose most common form is that of a falcon-headed man, but he is also shown as a falcon, a lion with the head of a falcon, or a sphinx. He is also shown as a falcon resting on the neck of the pharaoh, spreading his wings to either side of the pharaoh's head and whispering guidance in his ear. The massive figure on the pylon pictured vanquishing his enemies is that of Ptolemy XII, the father of Cleopatra the Great.

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