Temple at Luxor -- Unlike most other Egyptian temples, its main entrance does not face the river and its most obvious axis is aligned towards the temples at Karnak on the royal axis rather than the divine one

Temple at Luxor -- Unlike most other Egyptian temples, its main entrance does not face the river and its most obvious axis is aligned towards the temples at Karnak on the royal axis rather than the divine one

Luxor Temple. Egypt  Treated to an opera within this temple.  Aida was spectacular in this setting

Luxor Temple. Egypt Treated to an opera within this temple. Aida was spectacular in this setting

Queen Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple El Deir ElBahary, #Luxor West  Egypt

Queen Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple El Deir ElBahary, #Luxor West Egypt

Luxor Temple, Egypt. Since reading Egyptologist Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series of novels (set during the late 1800s) set in many sites around Egypt, I've fantasized about going......

Luxor Temple, Egypt. Since reading Egyptologist Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series of novels (set during the late 1800s) set in many sites around Egypt, I've fantasized about going......

Obelisk of Ramesses II, Egyptian Luxor Temple (the temple was dedicated to Amun, the king of the gods)

Obelisk of Ramesses II, Egyptian Luxor Temple (the temple was dedicated to Amun, the king of the gods)

The avenue of Sphinxes at Luxor Temple. These sphinxes combine the body of a lion with the head of Nectanebo I (380-363 BC). Luxor, Egypt

The avenue of Sphinxes at Luxor Temple. These sphinxes combine the body of a lion with the head of Nectanebo I (380-363 BC). Luxor, Egypt

Luxor Temple Luxor, Egypt. This temple has a more unified plan than most Egyptian temples mainly due to the fact it was the work of only 3 Pharaohs. (although some research suggests 2) (www.bluffton.edu) The temple is huge in scale and once housed a village within its walls! I chose this picture to emphasis the huge scale in which a lot of Egyptian buildings were constructed.

Luxor Temple Luxor, Egypt. This temple has a more unified plan than most Egyptian temples mainly due to the fact it was the work of only 3 Pharaohs. (although some research suggests 2) (www.bluffton.edu) The temple is huge in scale and once housed a village within its walls! I chose this picture to emphasis the huge scale in which a lot of Egyptian buildings were constructed.

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