It is dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Mut, the mother goddess of Khonsu and the wife of Amun. It is one of the four main enclosed areas that make up the immense Karnak Temple complex and occupies some 150,000 m². The Eighteenth Dynasty enhanced the Temple and it was used until the Greco-Roman Period. Today, the temple is in ruins and hundreds of statues are scattered all over its central part. The temple is not open for the public. In the Precint, we can find the remains of many buildings; the crescent-shaped lake, the temple of Ramses III, the Temple of Mut, the Temple of Khonsu, the Temple of Nectanebo II, the Bark Station of Queen Hatshepsut and King Thutmose III, and the Sanctuary of Amun-Kamutef. Kamutef was the solar god-offspring of Hathor, another aspect of Mut.
From the main entrance, an approximately 400m long avenue of ram-headed sphinxes leads north, directly to the Tenth Pylon of the Precinct of Karnak. This avenue is under restoration. Another avenue of sphinxes, also starting from the entrance, leads 250m west to catch up and flow into the 3km long avenue of sphinxes that connects the Gateway of Ptolemy III, Euergetes I, of the Precinct of Amen-Re with Luxor Temple.