Medinet Habu is located on the west bank of Luxor. is the second-largest ancient temple that was discovered in Egypt. The greatness of the ancient Pharaonic architecture. The charm of human civilization in one of the most beautiful monuments, found in habu.
The city includes many distinct pharaonic monuments. The most important the Temple of Ramses III, known in the Pharaonic civilization as, “the palace of millions of years for the king of Upper and Lower Egypt.
Medinet Habu Name
some say that the name Habu came from the Christian priest, who has lived in this region for some years.
And the other team believes that the reason for the designation of Habu is due to Amenhotep, son of Habu, Minister of Amenhotep the Third.
There is also a third-team. indicating that the name came from the ancient Egyptian word Hippo, which denotes the holy ibis.
Habu is one of the most beautiful places on the western mainland that you must visit when you come to Egypt.
The ancient Egyptians, as well as contemporary local farmers, considered the Temple of Medinat Habu
to have magical powers. They believed that he was protecting them from mistakes, and he was the site of
many annual festivals. It also was the scene of great festivals on major holidays.
The Mortuary Temple Of Ramesses III
Also-called Temple of Medinet Habu is one of the most important monuments in the city.
Ramses III order to built it to be a special temple for funerary religious rituals. And worship of the god Amun.
The walls of the temple are filled with many drawings that tell the stories of the wars of King Ramses III.
stories about The military campaigns out of Egypt and the enemies he defeated.
The temple consists of a great entrance surrounded by two towers, on these towers, there are reliefs,
pictures of Ramses III. The upper layers of these two towers were dedicated to the royal women.
Great Hypostyle hall
The great hypostyle hall of the temple was roofed and supported by 24 columns in four-row of six with
The double row of central columns thicker than others.
The wall reliefs show Ramses in the presence of the various deities. In addition to each side of the hall is
a series of chambers that were used to store valuable jewels. musical instruments, costly vessels, and
precious metals including gold.
Also, there are smaller Hypostyle halls each supported by eight columns leading to a boat shrine.
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