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Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
Ranked #7 in Luxor things to do
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Pennsylvania, USA

In Theban times, this cult temple played an important role in the Opet fertility festival. A statue of Amun was delivered in a ceremonial bark from Karnak temple to Luxor temple via the Avenue of Sphinxes. You can see a bark shrine in Luxor temple today, along with colossal statues of Ramesses II and a wonderfully preserved red granite obelisk. Part of the temple was destroyed to build an Islamic mosque during the Fatimid dynasty, and it's still a functioning place of worship. A festival is even held there in which boats are paraded, echoing the ancient Opet procession.

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Quincy, Florida, USA

I literally have to lay on the ground, with my panoramic camera lens, trying to get the gigantic obelisk at the entranceway of Luxor to fit into a single picture frame. Now I know how an ant must feel, because juxtaposed against those colossal monuments and columns in the Hypostyle Hall, I am little more than an inconsequential speck in the universe. You too will stand in amazement at this sanctuary, forged from Nubian sandstone in the ancient city of Thebes. No wonder that this hallowed temple, and indeed the entire city, has emerged as the religious capital of Egypt.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis
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Small but attractive complete complex right in the middle of Luxor. Like the first place you'll visit when you arrive. Easy to walk to and attractive at all hours. Be sure to visit in the evening when the lighting adds to the ambience.

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