Sphinxes on the Neva

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A film about the origin of the sculptures of the sphinxes on the University Embankment in Leningrad (present-day St. Petersburg). G. Leningrad. Sphinx sculptures with the faces of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III (1388-1355 BC), found in the Theban city of the dead (Egypt). Egypt, Cairo: on the banks of the Nile there are modern multi-storey buildings; Sultan Hassan Mosque (1362); monument "Awakening Egypt" (1928, sk. M. Mukhtar); a crowded bazaar with vendors of soft drinks. Great Sphinx at the pyramid of Khafre in Giza (southwestern suburb of Cairo). G. Luxor, formerly Thebes - the capital of Ancient Egypt. The surviving buildings of the Luxor temple in honor of the ancient Egyptian sun god Amun-Ra: an obelisk depicting the deeds of Pharaoh Amenhotep III - it was he who began the construction of the temple. Granite statues of Ramses II (1279-1213 BC) - he was completing the construction of the Luxor Temple; massive columns in the form of flowers, the alley of ram-headed sphinxes leading to the Karnak temple. Fragments of the Karnak temple in honor of the god Amon-Ra. Statue of Ramses II with his wife and much more. Fragments of the Ramesseum - the funeral temple of Pharaoh Ramses II (XIII century BC) with his sculptures in the form of the god Osiris. On the ground are parts of a huge sculpture of Ramses, including the head of the pharaoh (various plans). The western bank of the Nile opposite the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes (modern. Luxor) is a city of the dead with funeral temples and tombs of pharaohs and their entourage. Memorial ground temple of the woman-pharaoh Hatshepsut (XV BC) in Deir el-Bahri (archaeological complex of tombs and temples). A relief image of the ancient Egyptian God Anubis and the ruler of the royal economy of Ipi during the reign of Pharaoh Tutankhamun (first half of the 14th century BC), tablets with hieroglyphs, a vessel for perfumery, figurines from tombs, and much more, found in the city of the dead.
G. Holny
Film ID
, foreign countries (egypt)
, artificial constructions
, monuments of architecture
Number of Parts
V. Pustovalov
Other Creators
scriptwriter V. Stezhensky, text by V. Berestov, consultant S. Kholzhash, composer A. Sevastyanov, sound engineer A. Kulakov, editor
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