The Most Famous Egyptian Temples

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  • 1. The Temple of Karnak is the largest Temple in the World! Thecomplex contains a group of Temples such as the GreatTemple of Amon Ra, The Temple of Khonso, The Ipt Temple,The Temple of Ptah, the Temple of Montho and the Temple ofthe God Osiris. Measures 20 m high, mud brick enclosure wall,surrounded all of these buildings.

2. Temple of Luxor Temple, or The Temple of Luxor, is amongthe most beautiful Temples in Egypt. It was known in theNew Kingdom period as Ipt-Rsyt, which means the southernshrine. This was to differentiate between this Temple andKarnak Temple, which was the northern house of Amon Ra. 3. The Temple of Deir El-bahri is one of the most characteristictemples in the whole of Egypt, due to its design and decorations.It was built of limestone, not sandstone like most of the otherfunerary temples of the New Kingdom period. 4. The Temple of Abydos is located to the west of El-baliana,which is a town in Sohag Governorate. In ancient times itwas called Abdu, and the Greeks called it Abydos. Abydos,the 8th province in ancient Egypt, this area is considered tobe amongst the most famous archaeological sites. 5. The Temple is located about 4KM from the River Nile, onits west bank, roughly opposite the city of Qena, the capitalof the province and governorate of Qena (population -2,000,000), which is inhabited by both Coptic and Muslims. 6. The Temple of Medinat Habu is one of the largestmemorial Temples in Egypt. It measures 320 m inlength (East to west) and about 200 m in width(North to south) 7. Temple of the Ramesseum was built as a funerary Temple in1304-1207 B.C for ramsis II, and it was dedicated to theGod Ra. Most of the Temple is in a very bad condition, or inruins. The entrance to the Temple once had two pylons thathave now collapsed. 8. The Temple was mainly dedicated to the God Sobek, thecrocodile God, together with his wife, in another form of theGoddess hathor. The Temple is of Greco-Roman structure,dating back to the year 119 BC, when Ptolemy VI, whostarted the construction, built it out of limestone. 9. Edfu is located 60Km to the north of Aswan. It wasthe 2nd Nome of Upper Egypt and the centre of thecult of a triad of Gods, which consisted of Horus ofBehdet, Hathor and their son, Hor-Sama-Tawy. 10. Philae Island was a rocky island in the middle of the RiverNile, south of Aswan. It was called in Hieroglyphic "Apo"which means Ivory. It was also known by the Greek"Elephantine", most probably because it was an importantcentre of trade, especially for ivory. 11. Esna is about 485 miles (776 Km) south of Cairo andlies on the west bank of the Nile. It was the ancient cityof Senat, called Latopolis by the Greeks. The "city of thefish" where the Nile perch was worshipped. 12. So called after the village of Kalabsha which islocated 65 KM south of Aswan dam. The city wasknown in ancient times with temples, and later inGreek was called Talames. 13. The Temples of Abu Simbel are amongst the mostinteresting Pharaonic Temples. Located close to thesouthern border with the Sudan, it is 280 km south ofAswan and consists of two, rock-cut Temples, which bothdate back to the reign of King Ramses II (1290-1223 BC) 14. it is located 208 KM south of Aswan, the temple is cut out ofnative rocks during the time of king Ramses II, it wasdedicated to god Petah and god Amon as well as Ramses II asa deified person. The temple walls are decorated with scenesrepresenting Ramses II military campaigns against Nubia andscenes of offering to the god of the temple. 15. Temple of Wadi es-Sebua It s located 150 km southof Aswan, it has a temple built by the famous kingRamses II and it is considered the seconded biggesttemple of the Nubian temples after the great templeof Abu- Simbel. 16. Temple of Dakka The temple was built bythe Nubian Agher Amon who ruled at thetime of king Ptolemy II, and later additionswere added during the Greco-Roman times. 17. The temple was built at the time of thenew kingdom by king Thutmosis III andAmenhotep II, It was dedicated to the godAmon Ra, and RA Hor Ahkty. 18. Small temple that goes back the end of theGreco-Roman period, it is very simplesince it is consisting of one hall withcolumns decorated with composite capitals. 19. The Temple of Quertsi is dedicated togoddess Hathor goddess of love Music andmaternity the temple is located to the south ofTemple of Kalabsha next to Aswan high dam. 20. Contact Us 617-9339330 21.