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Medinat Habu
Medinat Habu

Medinat Habu

8.73 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
Ranked #8 in Luxor things to do
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West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
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Pennsylvania, USA

The mortuary temple of Ramesses III is notable for its well-preserved (still colorful) decor and its depictions of the pharaoh’s defeat of the mysterious invaders known as the Sea Peoples. No one knows where the Sea Peoples came from, but Ramesses III beat them in three separate 12th century BC campaigns. The most vivid art (vultures, falcons, ankhs, etc.) in Medinet Habu can be seen on the columns and ceiling. I also like the Ramesses-shaped columns in the open-air peristyle hall, and the migdol (gate house) entrance.

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Stuttgart, Germany

The most amazing thing about the Habu temple (Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III) is that you can still see a lot of the original colours of the carvings.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis
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This memorial temple to Ramses III is in relatively good condition -- with much of the ceiling in some areas still in tact. Gives you a good sense of what the temples must have been like when they were fully operational. Nice colorful calligraphy here. Keep an eye out for the high-quality carvings at the top of the pylons.

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