An abandoned temple stood on the asteroid-shaped planet of Kessel at the time of the Galactic Civil War; Located in a mountainous region, the temple contained several rooms ornated with statues, sarcophagi and masks. The building's facade was made of blue stones and covered with mysterious glyphs. Shortly before the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY, the Galactic Empire had placed stormtroopers in the vicinity of the temple, but that place was also the lair of a shapeshifter known as Gyaos Vader. The same year, the would-be Jedi Luke Skywalker raided the abandoned temple to save his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi, who had been kidnapped by Gyaos Vader.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
That abandoned temple appeared in the Japanese Star Wars 1987 video game. The building's architecture and interior decoration were inspired by the art of Ancient Egypt. In the lair of Gyaos Vader hung a golden mask similar to that of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. A statue of the goddess Taweret, portrayed as a bipedal hippopotamus wearing a wig, could also be seen in the vicinity of the temple. The capitals of the temple's columns were also ornamented with portraits resembling the face of the goddess Hathor found on the pillars of Dendera temple.
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Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars (1987 video game)
- Tutankhamun's Treasure. Akhet—The Horizon to Ancient Egypt. Archived from the original on July 15, 2019. Retrieved on January 14, 2013.
- Taweret. The Global Egyptian Museum. Archived from the original on February 13, 2017. Retrieved on January 14, 2013.
- The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture. Google books. Archived from the original on February 29, 2020. Retrieved on March 11, 2012.