The second, large courtyard of the Luxor temple was built by Amenhotep III, a columned courtyard with a floor area of 46 by 52 metres and surrounded on three sides by a double colonnade of papyrus bunch columns with closed cone capitals. In the south, this colonnaded courtyard merges into a vestibule with 32 columns.
Part of the Holy Land, Egypt offers a fascinating mixture of ancient pyramids, temples and other religious monuments. There are numerous possibilities to explore Egypt from desert treks to trips down the Nile or scuba diving in the Red Sea and along the Sinai coast. Cairo, which means “The Triumphant”, is home to the pyramids, sphinx and over 17 million residents within its metropolitan area. Luxor is often described as the world’s largest open air museum, built on the ancient city of Thebes. The Karnak temple complex, located near Luxor, is a collection of ancient temples, chapels and various other buildings.