Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

Egypt is immortal... The more you deepened in the knowledge of the history and secrets of the Pharaonic era confirmed that. Egypt is the culture, the history, as Pharaonic monuments continue to amaze the world to to the present day. The Temple of Luxor is one of the most important evidence on the immortality of the Pharaonic civilization yet.

 

Luxor Temple is one of the major temples located on the east bank of the River Nile in Luxor (or Teba as it was called in the past) and was established in 1400 BC. The temple was built about 1,400 years ago BC in the Eighteenth Dynasty to be a temple for the Theban Triad They Amun-Re, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. 
 

Design of the temple:

Entrance to the temple consists of two obelisks, one still exist inscribed victories of King Ramses II, while the second found in Paris. King "Amenhotep III" began the construction of the temple on an area of about four acres, and was succeeded by a number of kings who have completed construction such as Ramses II and Thutmose III.

 

Courtyard of Ramses II:

It is a large courtyard surrounded by two rows of columns on the form of papyrus plant, the row of columns from the North Bank ends with the three chapels built by the King, "Thutmose III." 

When you visit the courtyard of Ramses II you will notice different positions of statues of King Ramses II, and a large statue of the king built of pink granite, there is also a statue of thee King as he sat on the side door of the courtyard, In the entrance you will see a statue of Ramses II and a small statue of his wife Nefertari.

 

Courtyard of Amenhotep III:

When you visit the temple from the west side you will meet courtyard of Amenhotep III at the beginning of your trip, it is an exposed courtyard that contains a 64 columns surrounding it from three directions. 

 

The Rooms of the Temple:

You will find behind the Great Hall of columns several rooms, which is evidence of the ages that successive the Pharaonic era, in addition to some holy chapels for the Roman and Greek eras. 

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