There is very little to go by when constructing the columns from the first pillar hall and twin sphinx (possible?) statues at the temple’s entrance. Jean Li suggested that the columns are more than likely papyriform columns. This assumption is based on the discovered decorative ring from the base of the capital.
This ring depicts open buds, however Ranke’s interpretations show a closed bud variation. We’ve decided to go with Ranke’s version for the initial construction.
The small statues are believed to be criosphinxes. I haven’t been able to find many references of statues Ranke depicts in his illustration.
I’m going in the direction of the what is seen at the Karnak temple.
I was immersed into the world of virtual archeology for my Masters Research Project at Ryerson University. The focus of this project was the digital reconstruction of the el-Hibeh temple in Egypt. After four months I believe I was able to demonstrate the potential this medium has to offer as a way of bridging the past and present.
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