Pylons

A pylon is a specific type of gate built at the entrance to a New Kingdom Egyptian temple. The shape of the pylon was modeled after the djew, the sacred mountain of the horizon. A pylon is two squarish inclined towers with a gate between. The temple would be situated so that the rising sun would be framed between the towers. Banners would be flown from the top of the towers.

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A Temple with pylons
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Related Symbols:
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