Karnak in Thebes (Modern Luxor)

In ancient Egypt, the power of the god AmunĀ  of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two…

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Edfu was an important city in Upper Egypt, lying on the left bank of the Nile, about 100km south from Luxor. During the reign of the Old State, Edfu (the capital of the second province in Upper Egypt) enjoyed enormous…

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Colossi of Memnon

These two huge statues of Amenhotep III originally sat in front of the mortuary temple of the king. Unfortunately, this temple was destroyed throughout the centuries. It is believed that it was built of white sandstone, gold and silver. The…

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Hatshepsut temple

Hatshepsut, the only woman ever to rule as a Pharaoh, set up her own mortuary temple and followed her father’s example of having the temple built to better secure her body. The temple was built during the 18th Dynasty on…

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