"Triple Barque Shrine" Luxor Temple Tip by MM212

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  Triple Barque Shrine
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  • Triple Barque Shrine - Luxor
      Triple Barque Shrine
    by MM212
  • Triple Barque Shrine - Luxor
 

Predating the construction of Ramses II, the Triple Barque Shrine was an important part of the Opet Festival. It is made up of three chapels, each designated to one of the triad dieties, Amun, Mut and Khonsu (father, mother and son), to whom the entire Temple of Luxor was dedicated. Upon arrival of the procession from the Temple of Karnak, the barques carrying the statues of the gods were placed in the chapels before the final ceremonies. Due to the sanctity of the Triple Barque Shrine, it was incorporated into the construction by Ramses II and so opens to the Courtyard. It is said that the structure was moved to accommodate the new construction and in doing so, Ramses II replaced the names of Pharaohs Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III with his own.

Directions: Temple of Luxor - inside the Courtyard of Ramses II

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  • Updated Feb 3, 2008
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