Luxor Temple, Egypt

Cruising the Nile: Luxor Temple

Entrance of Luxor Temple

Two massive seated statues of Rameses II guard the huge gateway of the entrance into Luxor Temple. Two 80 foot obelisks once accompanied them but today only one remains the other stands in the Place De La Concorde in Paris.

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Mosque of al-Hajjaj

As the temple was excavated the mosque was left intact and is still in use today. Therefore, from ancient times, through the Christian period and into the present this patch of earth has been a place of devout worship.

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple, Egypt

The Great Court of Rameses II

74 papyrus columns with bud capitals surround the great court and in the Northwest corner of the court there is a shrine to Thutmose III, while in the southern part of the court there are a number of standing colossi of Ramses II.

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Ramesses II Colossus

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Peristyle court of Amenhotep III

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Ramses II and Nefertiti

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Roman Mural

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Sphinxes Leading the way to Karnak

Luxor Temple, Egypt

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