Son of Amun and Mut, Khonsu is the moon-god and third member of the Theban Triad. His Temple lies in the southwestern corner of Karnak Temple, immediately north of the gateway that is 2I meters high, built by Ptolemy III Euergetes, called the Bab Al-Amara.
The gate also leads to the avenue of sphinxes of nearly three kilometers that goes southward to Luxor Temple, built by Nectanebo I in Dynasty 30.
The Temple of Khonsu is an important monument for Egyptologists because it is well-preserved and its walls and ceiling are still intact. The temple was begun in the Eighteenth Dynasty by Amenhotep III, and then enlarged and decorated by later rulers. Ramses III built the main structure of the temple. Herihor (the High Priest of Amun) and Pinedjem were responsible for building the temple's py...Read More