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ancientegyptdaily: AMUN (also Amon, Ammon, Am…


AMUN (also Amon, Ammon, Amen) is the ancient Egyptian god of the sun and air. He is one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt who rose to prominence at Thebes at the beginning of the period of the New Kingdom (c.1570-1069 BCE). He is usually depicted as a bearded man wearing a headdress with a double plume or, after the New Kingdom, as a ram-headed man or simply a ram, symbolizing fertility in his role as Amun-Min. His name means “the hidden one,” “invisible,” “mysterious of form,” and unlike most other Egyptian gods, he was considered Lord of All who encompassed every aspect of creation.
Statue of Amun, temple of Karnak, Luxor.


thearabworlds-blog: At the Nile in Luxor, Egyp…


At the Nile in Luxor, Egypt

egyptianways: The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses …


The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu is a New Kingdom period structure in the West Bank of Luxor. Aside from its size and architectural importance, it’s known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III.

The Sea Peoples are a purported seafaring confederation of groups known to have attacked Ancient Egypt prior to the Bronze Age Collapse. Since the creation of the concept in the 19th century, the various Sea Peoples have been proposed to have originated from either western Anatolia in now-Turkey or from southern Europe. Although archaeological inscriptions do not include reference to a migration, the Sea Peoples are conjectured to have sailed around the eastern Mediterranean and invaded Anatolia, Syria, Canaan, Cyprus, and Egypt toward the end of the Bronze Age. Hypotheses regarding the origin of the various groups remains the source of much speculation. Theories variously propose equating them with several Aegean tribes, raiders from central Europe, scattered soldiers who turned to piracy or had become refugees, and links with natural disasters such as earthquakes or climatic shifts.



In Luxor



🌾 Hatshepsut temple (18th Dynasty) – Deir el-Bahari (West Bank Luxor) 🌴

Luxor Temple 

Luxor Temple 

The Great Court of Ramesses II with the Colonnade of Amenhotep III located behind statue of Ramesses II in the Luxor Temple.

Entrance to the Temple of Luxor The Avenue …

Entrance to the Temple of Luxor

The Avenue of the Sphinxes towards the ancient Egyptian Colossi at the entrance to Court of Ramesses II, Luxor Temple.

The modern town of Luxor is the site of the famous city of Thebes, the City of a Hundred Gates. Some of the stone temples have survived. The most beautiful of these is the temple of Luxor. 

The temple was built by Amenhotep III (1391-53 BC) but completed by Tutankhamun (1332-23 BC) and Horemheb (1319-1292 BC) and then added to by Ramesses II (1279-13 BC). Toward the rear of the temple there is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great (332-305 BC). The temple has been in almost continuous use as a place of worship right up to the present day. 

grandegyptianmuseum: Temple Palace of Ramesses…


Temple Palace of Ramesses II Unearthed in Abydos

A temple palace belonging to pharaoh Ramesses II (r. ca. 1279-1213 BC) has been discovered at the Egyptian site of Abydos, north of Luxor.

New York University archaeologists excavating south of the temple uncovered a stone walkway leading to a limestone and mudbrick palace building similar in layout to the nearby palace of Ramesses’ father, Seti I (r. ca. 1290-1279 BC). Read more.

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Statue of Ramesses II

Close-up at night from a seated statue of the pharaoh Ramesses II the Great in Luxor Temple.