Luxor Temple

An Amazing Testimony to the History of Egypt
Built Over A Century By Four Kings
Luxor Temple is a beautiful structure packed with history and legends. Construction took about 100 years, between 1370 BC and 1295 BC, and was added to by four different pharaohs.



This main entrance to the temple complex was originally flanked by six colossal statues of Ramesses – four standing, and two seated –
but only two seated statues have survived.

Obelisks
There is a 82-foot granite obelisk inside the gateway. It is one of a pair - the other stands in the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

Many pharaohs played a part in building this temple over the years including Ramses II,
Tutankhamun, Hatshepsut, and Amenhotep III. It is located in the busy city of Luxor.





 
Luxor Temple was built by Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC)
but completed by
Tutankhamun (1336-1327 BC)

and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC)
and then added to
by Rameses II (1279-1213 BC). Toward the rear is a granite shrine
dedicated to Alexander the Great (332-305 BC)
.


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The temple is  850 feet long
and 213 feet across the front.

The entrance of Luxor Temple was flanked by six colossal statues of Ramesses. Only the two seated statues have survived.


VIDEO:

Luxor  Temple

This is a 3D reconstruction fly-over and fly-through the Temple of Luxor as it might have appeared in ancient times.

 

VIDEO:
 

A twilight tour of Luxor Temple.
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