Luxor Temple
Egypt, Luxor

Luxor Temple - the ruins of the central temple of Amun-Ra, on the right bank of the Nile, in the southern part of Thebes, within the modern city of Luxor.
The temple of the gods Amon, Mut and Khonsu is the most complete embodiment of the architectural features of the New Kingdom (XVI-XI centuries BC). It is distinguished by the grandeur of the design, the monumentality and solemnity of the details, a large number of columns.
The temple is oriented from northwest to southeast. To correspond with the pylons, which stood half an hour north of Karnak, with which it was connected by a cobbled alley of sphinxes, its northern pylon deviated somewhat east of the common axis.
The oldest part - the holy of holies, with adjoining rooms, decorated with monumental reliefs and inscriptions - was founded under Amenhotep III; the first kings of the XIX dynasty added to the south a courtyard with 74 columns, interspersed with statues of the pharaohs. Ramses the Great attached the northern peristyle and pylon and depicted on the outside of the latter his exploits in the war with the Hittites; the so-called "epic of Pentaura" is also inscribed here.
At the northern entrance of the Luxor Temple there are four monolith colossi and two obelisks, of which one was transported in the 1830s. to Paris, at Place de la Concorde. The length of the structure from the entrance to the northernmost wall is 260 meters.

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