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Medinet Habu The Holy Triad of Thebes

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.

Historical Position

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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Temple of Deir Al-Bahri (Queen Hatshepsut’s temple) some of the best places to visit in Luxor

What is the best place to visit in Luxor?

TODAY, we are going to talk about some of the best places to visit in Luxor . . . Luxor temple and Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple are two of the most wonderful and special temples in Egypt.

1- Luxor Temple

This temple was destined to change the face of Egypt during the centuries. The temple first built by Amenophis |||, it was also known as” the southern harem of Amun”

And it was dedicated to Amun, their mut, and the moon god khons.

As all the temples of Egypt, it comprises the chapels od the deities with their vestibules, a large hypostyle hall, subsidiary chambers and an open peristyle court, which was approached from the north side by a great colonnade.

The temple was changed by and added to a parade of kings, as Amenophis |V ( who covered all the reference to the god Amun within the temple and added the sanctuary of the god Aton).

Then Seti | ( who restored the reliefs and references of Amun ) , and Ramses || ( he worked on extending the temple significantly and added a new colonnaded court at the north side.

During the Christian times, the temple is transformed into a church.

But during the Islamic era, the mosque of Abu El-haggag, was built inside the complex temple grounds and dedicated to a revered holy man.

2. Temple of Deir Al-Bahri (Queen Hatshepsut’s temple):

Temple of Deir Al-Bahri (Queen Hatshepsut’s temple)

At the foot of the cheer cliffs, the temple of Deir Al-bahri is incredibly located.

It’s color of the temple is almost white and also light colored due to the amazing rocks it was built with.

The sandstone of Hatshepsut’s temple is standing out against the beautiful golden yellow to light brown rocks behind.

The temple is laid out on three big terraces to rise it from the plain and linked by the ramps, which divide it into a southern and northern half.

A raised colonnade is built along the west side of each terraces.

At the eastern slopes of the hills, the terraces were hewn out.

Also part of the temple itself was hewn from the rocks

In side The complex temple you can see fantastic statues, inscriptions and reliefs.

Check out that Queen Hatshepsut’s represented herself with all the attributes of a male king ( short apron and beard ) to confirm that she possessed all the authority as any other king.

Check out Tours for the best places you can visit in Luxor:

1-  Trip to the East and West Bank of the Nile

2- Hot Air Balloon Tours in Luxor