The Temple of Ptah lies across the first court of the great Amun temple, just by the enclosure wall and the portal which leads to the precinct of Montu. Interestingly, the temple is in excellent condition with some of the finest carvings of all of Karnak. It comprises five gateways decorated with relief depicting kings with the double crown on their heads. Passing through the gateways, one gets into a small courtyard and a narrow transverse hall. There are three shrines open to the transverse hall, two of which are dedicated to god Ptah and the other to goddess Hathor.
The temple consists of three sanctuaries that are of Ptah, Sekhmet and Nefertum, the three deities forming the Triad of Memphis. In the most sacred sections of the temple, there are two statues of Ptah and his wife Sekhmet...Read More