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 .