God Montu (the Egyptian god of war) was identified with Horus, Amoun, and Ra. He had his seat in Iuny (Armant). The construction works of the Temple of Montu (also known as Ment, Mentho, Month, Montju, and Munto) began during the XI Dynasty, and later, considerable annexes were added during the XII Dynasty and during the New Kingdom. The temple was destroyed during the Late Period but Nectanebo I started building a new one that was continued by the Ptolemies. The enclosure had also a sacred lake and birth house built by Cleopatra VII and Ptolemy XV Caesarion. In the nineteenth century, the temple was almost destroyed and its stones were used to build a sugar factory. Only the remains of the pylon of Thutmose III are visible today.
Temple of Hathor in Dendera
Attested by some historical as well as archeological testimonies is the fact that in the site of the actual temple there were previous sacred buildings dedicated to goddess Hathor (worshipped as a cow-deity in the Egyptian pantheon). The actual temple was begun in the first century BC and its constr