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      Luxor Temple
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  • Luxor Temple - Egypt
      Luxor Temple
    by Diana75
  • Luxor Temple - Egypt
      Luxor Temple
    by Diana75
  • Luxor Temple - Egypt
      Luxor Temple
    by Diana75
 

Luxor Temple is located on the East Bank in the center of Luxor, separated from the Nile by Luxor's Corniche.

The temple was built as the secret settlement of the Lord of Gods - namely "Amoun" who took the figure of "Mein", the God of Fertility and Reproduction in Egyptian mythology.

The Luxor temple was built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty.

Once every year, a great feast was held to transport the statue of god Amoun from the Karnak temple through the river to visit Luxor temple, which was called "The Southern Harem".

The temple is marked by its rear rooms with prominent inscriptions, and the hall of columns whose crowns represent the figure of lotus flower.

King Ramsis II added a front yard made of the beautiful sandstone.

He also surrounded it with a row of columns, decorated it with statues made of granite or Aswan stone, and established in front of the temple a great palace ornamented by two granite obelisks, one of which was transferred to Concord square in Paris in 1836.

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  • Updated Mar 13, 2006
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