Category: temple

Temple of Hatshepsut Stairway Up To Mortuar…

Temple of Hatshepsut

Stairway Up To Mortuary Temple Of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahari.

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

The moon over the great temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel, Lower Nubia.

Temple of Kom Ombo Stone columns incised…

Temple of Kom Ombo

Stone columns incised with hieroglyphic reliefs in

the Double Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo.

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. 

Temple of Horus Hieroglyphs on the walls of t…

Temple of Horus

Hieroglyphs on the walls of the Temple of Horus in Edfu.

Photo:

Theerawat Kaiphanlert

Temple of Hatshepsut The Sanctuary of Amun in…

Temple of Hatshepsut

The Sanctuary of Amun in the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahri, West Thebes.

Temple of Kom Ombo

Temple of Kom Ombo

Ruins of the Double Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo.

Precinct of Amun-Re

Precinct of Amun-Re

Columns of the hypostyle hall in the highly sacred Precinct of Amun-Re, Karnak Temple Complex.

Abu Simbel Temple

Abu Simbel Temple

Two of four colossal statues of Ramesses II at his great temple at Abu Simbel, 13th century BC, Lower Nubia.