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Luxor Temple

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This is the entrance to the Luxor temple (Dynasty XVIII, 1400-1360 B.C.). You can see one of the original Obelisks in front of the pylon as well as the colossal statues of Ramesses II flanking the entrance.

This Avenue of sphinxes (Dynasty XXX, 380-363 B.C.) connects the temple at Karnak with the temple at Luxor. Much of the avenue is now buried under the city of Luxor.

The central colonnade of the long and narrow hypostyle of the temple at Luxor. It was started by Amenhotep III fifty years before the Karnak hypostyle and complete by TutAnkhAmun.

One of the original two Obelisks in front of the pylon (the second was taken in the nineteenth century to the Place de la Concorde, Paris) is next to the pylon of Ramesses II (Dynasty XIX, 1250 B.C.). This obelisk looks tilted to the left when looking at it from the right side (see first picture above) but is perfectly straight when facing it or looking at it from the left.

This is the peristyle and courtyard temple of Amun (Luxor Temple). On three sides of the court, the columns are in rows of two. On the fourth (south) side, you can find a vestibule which leads on to the sanctuary where the light begins to be cut off. Originally, there was a roof over the columns and an enclosing wall on the outside.

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This statue resides in the Luxor museum. picture 5

This statue resides in the Luxor museum. picture 6

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