Medinet Habu Temples

Medinet Habu Temples are of the most beautiful and well-preserved Pharaonic temples in Egypt. They are also of the most historically significant monuments, as they had witnessed the birth of new civilizations and the beginning of the weakness of the .....Mas

The High Gate of Madinat Habu

The Madinet Habu was surrounded by two high walls, between which stands the 22-meter High Gate. On each side of the entrance, two stone Assyrian-styled towers were built with the military pattern of a fortified castle, upon which the prisoners' heads .....Mas

The Forecourt of Medinet Habu

In the forecourt, in front of the building, near the garden, stood many buildings, among which are the royal stables. To the left of the court, the Chapel of the Divine Votaresses stands. The Divine Votaresses were princesses dedicated to serve god .....Mas

The Eighteenth-Dynasty Temple in the Forecourt of Medinet Habu

To the north of the Chapels of the Princesses of Amun, there are the remains of a stone gate built by Nectanebo I (XXX Dynasty) appearing as part of a mud-brick wall. Behind it, to the north, a small chapel was built in the Eighteenth Dynasty, under .....Mas

Memorial Temple of Ramses III

The style that Ramses III followed in erecting his Memorial Temple is quite similar to that of Ramses II. In fact, during Ramses III's life, he had repeatedly imitated Ramses II, even in choosing the names of his sons. The reliefs in the temples of b .....Mas

The First Court of the Temple of Ramses III in Medinet Habu

The First Court of the Temple of Ramses III was the entrance of the temple and the palace of Ramses III, which lies beyond the left (south) wall. This may explain the reason why the axis of the temple does not follow an exact straight line and why th .....Mas

The Second Court of the Temple of Ramses III in Medinet Habu

Observably, the well-preserved painted reliefs in the Second Court of the Temple of Ramses III in Medinet Habu are marvelously decorated with colors that had once covered every inch of the walls of the Pharaonic buildings. On this court, appear the .....Mas

Hypostyle Halls of the Temple of Ramses III in Medinet Habu

The terrace at the west side (rear) of the Second Court of the Temple of Ramses III is decorated with scenes of Ramses III presenting offerings to various deities and other scenes depicting his coronation. Also depicted is the procession of Ramses II .....Mas

The Exterior Walls of the Temple of Ramses III in Medinet Habu

On the exterior rear wall of the south tower of the First Pylon, one eyes a scene of Ramses III racing on his chariot into Nile marshlands; hunting wild bulls; and hunting a wild antelope. In the south of the temple, one finds the mud-brick palace .....Mas