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For pylons of overhead lines, see Electricity pylon
Noun from Greek πυλώνας
- tower like structure, usually one of a series, used to support high voltage electricity cables. See Electricity pylon for a detailed article about suspension bridges and electricity pylons.
- slender towering structure used to mount missiles etc., to the underside of an aircraft wing or fuselage
- truncated pyramid serving as a gateway to a Egyptian temple.
Pylon of an Egyptian Temple
Pylon is the Greek term for monumental gate or doors built in front of an Egyptian temple and consisting of the two towers the entrance between them. In ancient Egypt temples the Pylon is the gateway to the inner part. Pylons are often embellished with pictures. In the first example the first Pylon of the temple of Isis at Philae is shown. On the first Pylon the pharaoh is seen slaying his enemies while Isis, Horus and Hathor look on. Other examples of a Pylon can be seen in Luxor and Edfoe.
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