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The City Of Luxor

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:46 pm    Post subject: The City Of Luxor Reply with quote

The Temple Of Luxor was built by Amenophis III on the site of an earlier sandstone temple and was known to the Egyptians as Apet Amun Resyet , The '' Southern Harem Of Amun '' . The Temple Of Luxor was dedicated to Amun , His wife Mut , The Goddess Of Heaven '' .

And their son Khonsu , Deity Of The Moon , The temple was 623 feet lomg and 180 feet wide at its broadest part . Opposite temple was a granite chapel built by Tuthmosis lll during Amenophis IV's religious revolution the figures and names of Amun were erasesd and a sanctuary of The Aten , The sun was built near the temple .

We Tutankhamun move the royal residence back to Thebes he had the walls of The Colonnade decorated with reliefs , In which Horemheb later substituted his own names for those of his forerunners . The temple of Aten was destroyed , And in the reign of Sethos I the reliefs of Amun were restored .

Rameses II , The great builder , Also extended The Temple Of Luxor , Adding a new colonnaded court at The North End . Taking over Tuthmosis II's Chapel and replaceing the old reliefs by new ones , And Erected a massive pylon with its doorway adjoinoing Tuthmosis III's Chapel .

The temple eventually became A Christian Church . From the temple of Luxor is a paved road flanked on both sides Ram - Headed Sphinxes , With the effigy of Amenophis III Between their forelegs , Led to the Temples Of Karnak .
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