The Luxor Temple in Egypt


The Luxor Temple It is one of those places that is worth seeing in person at least once in life since it has a lot of magic, as well as being spectacular. A monument that is mainly targeted by archaeologists and archeology lovers. It's in Egypt and it was built by the pharaohs Amenhotep II and Ramses II, being the first one who raised its interior and the second one who gave it the external image. Later it was completed by several pharaohs, but the most important thing was the first two.

This temple has 260 meters in length and it is a classic construction that has a huge central patio, a hall, a sanctuary or a hypostyle room, among others. The Temple of Luxor is most striking because of the majesty of some of its areas, which also have a lot of history accumulated over the centuries. The Pylon It represents the entrance to the temple and was built during the battle against the Hittites, and there is also a spectacular obelisk. Formerly there were two obelisks, but one moved to the Place de la Concorde in Paris.


Another of its attractions are the statues of Ramses II, which represent the conquests that were made during the years in which that pharaoh reigned. They measure almost 16 meters and are made of gray granite, although formerly there were also pink granite but of those there is only one, the one that represented the daughter of the pharaoh.


As in almost all the temples of the time, the columns They are very important, and in the Temple of Luxor there are 74 in the central courtyard, which surround a sanctuary that is dedicated to the gods Mut, Amun and Jonsu. How could it be otherwise, the decoration of the temple is focused on the pharaonic world, in their conquests, offerings, sacrifices and everything that has to do with the pharaohs that passed through Egypt.

EGYPT: Luxor Temple (November 2020)


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