Jude goes to Esna

18 Jude at Esna

Today Jude went to Esna, lots of people go through Esna on their cruise boats but few people actually visit the temple. The back half of the temple is waiting to be excavated but the front is dug out. The temple is far below the level of the village and it made Jude realise how much work goes into excavating a temple. The temple is dedicated to Khnum the ram god and part of it was built by the Roman emperors like Claudius. The tops of the capitals are really pretty and Jude would have loved to have seen them when they are painted.