King Amenhotep III (of the Eighteenth Dynasty) and the son of Tuthmosis IV built the inner part of the Temple of Luxor, close to the Nile, just to the south of the city. The temple was completed during the reign of Ramses II of the Ninth Dynasty. Like all Egyptian temples, it was planned along traditional lines: it contained a sanctuary with surrounding chambers, a large colonnade hall, the Hypostyle Hall and the Open Court.
Luxor Temple was dedicated to the Triad of Thebes. "Amun Re", the patron god of Thebes, his wife (Mut), and his son (Khunt was called "Ipet resyt," which means the Southern Opet, or the Place of the Seclusion of Amun-Re). It was directly connected to the Karnak Temple, the main cult center of Amun-Re who sometimes took the shape of god Min, the god of fertility, and...Read More