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Medinet Habu

Luxor, Egypt: Medinet Habu


Luxor, Egypt: Medinet Habu


The Medinet Habu is the last great architectural work of the pharaonic period. Not long after Ramses 3 had it built in the 12th century BCE, was Egypt divided.
The Arabic name "Medinet Habu" is really not very good, completely unrelated to the original structure. "Mortuary Temple of Ramses 3" would have been correct. But locals believe that the place has a special magical significance.
The great model for Ramses 3's temple was the Ramesseum. This lead to decorations where Ramses 3 wages war against Ramses 2's enemies, enemies that since long were far from the military boundaries of his Egypt.
Luxor, Egypt: Medinet Habu

1st Pylon of the mortuary temple.

Luxor, Egypt: Medinet Habu

Yours truly, standing in the 1st Court in front of the 2nd Pylon, with the ramp leading into the 2nd Court.




By Tore Kjeilen