This temple may be the best proof of why Luxor has been called the "World's Largest Outdoor Museum". The Luxor Temple is located in the modern city of Luxor, which was built on the site of the ancient Egyptian capital, Thebes.
The temple is one of the ancient monuments preserved thanks to a large number of structures, statues and relief inscriptions still intact. This is one of the most influential trips to the Luxor and Egypt region, adding considerably to its attraction is the juxtaposition that its setting delivers. The modern city begins on one side and on the other side flows the Nile. In Egypt, there are places where someone can quickly and clearly become familiar with the extraordinary length of Egyptian history.
Facts of the Laksar Temple
1. Luxor has been an active place of worship for at least 3,000 years.
2. Scientists believe that Egyptians thought that the Opet Festival in Luxor had restored Pharaoh's power.
3. Many Pharaohs have been added or restored in Luxor.
4. Some of the finest examples of Egyptian sculpture found in Luxor's statues cache are present.
5. The Egyptians dedicated Luxor to Amun and religious practices were associated with his temple at Karnak.
6. The Egyptians directed Luxor towards Karnak from north to south; Like most temples in Egypt, instead of orienting it from east to west.
7. Luxor was in the center of the Thebes.
Who built the temple of Luxor and when?
Amenhotep III, one of the great builders of ancient Egypt, built a temple during his reign of the New Kingdom, which lasted from 1390 to 1352 BC. However, in its present form, the temple is one of the many projects Ramsesses II commissioned during his long reign. Builder, Ramsesses also built several existing monuments to boost their reputation. Today, the statues and sculptures that decorate the temple mainly represent Ramsesses II.