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A monumental gateway, usually between two towers, in ancient Egyptian architecture. One, or a series, stood in front of the actual entrance or pylon of most temples and other important buildings.
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In ancient Egyptian architecture, a monumental gateway, usually between two towers in outline like truncated pyramids, of which one or a series stood before the actual entrance or pylon of most temples or other important buildings.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.