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"Madinet Habu" Medinat Habu Tip by MM212

Medinat Habu, Luxor: 30 reviews and 116 photos

  Mortuary Temple of Ramses III
by MM212

Referred to as Madinet Habu, this temple complex is the largest in Western Thebes and second only to the Complex of Karnak in size. The complex is made up several temples and structures built by various Pharaohs, but the largest and most dominant structure is the Funerary Temple of Ramses III, a 20th Dynasty Pharaoh. Modelled after the Ramesseum, his funerary temple was built in the 12th century BC and records his victories in battle against the Libyans. The Temple owes its excellent state of preservation to its conversion into a Christian church/monastery in later periods. Despite its great condition, grand size, and fantastic decorations, Madinet Habu is often skipped by tourist groups. All the better for the independent travellers who do visit, as it makes our experience much more pleasant.

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  • Updated Feb 3, 2008
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