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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 Mentu

Temple of Mentu, Karnak, Luxor, Egypt

The Temple of Mentu is seriously closed to visitors, but with a promise to the guards of not entering you will possibly be allowed to take it in from the top of the mound diving it from the Precinct of Amon. There is not very much to see, but the gate is in excellent condition (photo above).
The Temple of Mentu was not a lone temple, and within what seems like one structure there were also small temples dedicated to Amon, Harpre and Osiris.
The Temple of Mentu was built by the command of Amenophis 3 of the 18th Dynasty (15th century BCE) and some of his cartouches have survived. Temple of Mentu, Karnak, Luxor, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen