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Luxor
Introduction

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Karnak
Introduction

9. Front of Amon

10. Great columns

11. Obelisks

12. Huge statues

13. Wall decorations

14. Sacred Lake

15. Scarab statue

16. Southern Pylons

17. Temple of Khonsu

18. Temple of Opet

19. Avenue of Sphinxes

20. Ramses 3

21. Amenophis 2

22. Shrine of Seti 2

23. Temple of Mentu

24. Temple of Ptah

25. Open Air Museum

26. Excavations

27. Barque of Hakor




















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Temple of Khonsu


Luxor, Egypt

Luxor, Egypt


Khonsu was the son of Amon according to the myths of the Theban triad. His temple, south of the Temple of Amon, is in good condition. It is however not considered to be of the best artistic quality, but the upside is that you are quite likely to have the entire temple to yourself.
The temple was built by the pharaohs Ramses 3 and 4.
Many of its wall decorations show the priest Herihor, who became the effective ruler of Upper Egypt following the move of the relocation of the capital to northern Egypt. There are also some decorations showing a successor, the priest Pinundjem.
Luxor, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen