السبت، 8 أكتوبر، 2011

An Introduction to the Luxor Complex

Luxor Temple was built for the worship of Amun-Re, Mut, and Khonsu, who are called the Theban Triad. It was constructed on older foundations built during the Middle Kingdom, the Second Intermediate Period, and the early New Kingdom.

The existing important buildings in the temple were constructed by two kings, Amenhotep the Third of the Eighteenth and Ramesses the Second of the Nineteenth Dynasty.

A triple shrine, built earlier by Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis the Third in the Eighteenth Dynasty, was ruined and rebuilt in the time of Ramesses the Second.

Parts of the wall decorations were changed by later kings, such as the scenes of the Opet Feast from the time of Tutankhamun and Horemheb as well as scenes of the bark sanctuary in the time of Alexander the Great.

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