Luxor Temple is located on the East bank of the Nile in Luxor city
One of the most important Pharaonic temples that explained many important Pharaonic events with ancient hieroglyphic writing and impressive illustrations.
Who built the temple?
The Temple was built by Amenhotep III in the 15th century BC.
Built for the worship of Amun Re and his wife Mut and their son Khonsu
Design of Temple
At the first gate of the temple, 25 meters high, engraved with drawings of the victories of King Ramses II in the Battle of Kadesh, the number of statues on the gate was 6 statues, of which only three remained, two seated and the third in the right hand representing him and standing, In Paris now and the other is still at the gate of the Temple
After crossing the gate will head to the large courtyard, surrounded by two columns in the form of papyrus made of granite in addition to the seven statues of Ramses II
The columns of Amenhotep III, consisting of 14 massive columns in the form of papyrus, were then placed seven columns on each side, and inscriptions were painted in the reign of Tutankhamun.
You must visit if you are in Luxor
We organize Luxor tours to visit East Bank including Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.