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Louxor Temple

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In the middle of old Thebes, capital of Upper Egypt during the 11th and 12th dynasties, Louxor Temple is recognized as a real marvel of Ancient Egypt.
Egypte - Le Temple de Louxor
Egypte - Le Temple de Louxor
The sphinxes originally had ram heads. The heads are still visible at Karnak, but the ones located near Louxor have been replaced by king heads under the reign of Nectanebo the 1st.

Amenophis III and Amenhotep both died before the end of the construction of temple which included a naos, many chapels, an open yard, a hypostyle room and one room with double columns. The temple has been modified especially by Akhenaton, “heretic” pharaoh, who destroyed the representations of Amon and built a sanctuary in honor of Aton, the solar god. This sanctuary was broken down by Toutankhamon who decorated the walls of the Temple. Then, Ramses II extended the Temple with a double portal big yard in front on which he built a big obelisk.

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