Luxor Temple
21 / November / 2023

About the Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple is located on the East Bank of Luxor in Egypt. The Karnak Temple is near the Luxor Temple which you can explore with Deluex Tours. The Luxor Temple was established by the three gods, Amun, Khunsu, and Mut in the 15th century.

The History and Establishment of the Luxor Temple

Most of the buildings we view today in the Luxor Temple date to the ruling periods of Kings; Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt from 1397 till 1360 BC, Ramses II, 1290 till 1223 BC, and Tuthmosis III, who ruled the country from 1348 till 1337 BC.

What is interesting to do and explore in the Luxor Temple

The first elements that grab the attention of the travelers who tour Egypt when they approach the Temple of Luxor are the two huge statues of Ramses II. Located to the right and the left of the main entrance to the temple, each of these statues is more than 14 meters high.

Two obelisks that used to ornament the facade of the Temple of Luxor. The first one is now located in Concord Square in Paris. The other one is still situated at the temple. This obelisk is huge and impressive being 22 meters in height and more than 250 tons in weight.

Ramses II constructed the first pylon of the Temple of Luxor, where the entrance of the Temple is located today. This huge wall is 24 meters in height and 65 meters in width. Ramses II also established the first open courtyard of the temple. This section is featured with the papyrus pillars and the eleven statues of King Ramses II.

Afterward, the guests enjoying their trips in Egypt would enter inside the chapels of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III which are featured with their red granite columns and many portraits representing religious scenes from ancient Egypt. Other interesting sections of the Temple of Luxor include the chapel added by Alexander the Great in the 4th century. The walls of this chapel display Alexander presenting offers to the divine trinity of Thebes; Amun, Mut, and Khunsu.