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.
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):
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.
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