Luxor Temple, Egypt

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Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. Known in the Egyptian language as ipet resyt, or “the southern sanctuary”. The temple is dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu and was the focus of one of the most important religious festivals in ancient Egypt – the annual Opet Festival.

Luxor temple was built with sandstone and has the typical Egyptian temple features: an entrance pylon, courtyards with porticoes, a hypostyle hall (or forest of tall columns), and at the end of the longitudinal axis, a sacred area, with the sanctuary, a birth house, and other small rooms, not accessible to the ancient public.

The Luxor temple is a member of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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