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Colossal Statues of Ramsses II at The Colonnade Entrance in Luxor Temple
Luxor & Karnak

The outer courtyard is entered after passing through the Pylon gate, as known as the courtyard of Ramsses II, the outer courtyard is a common feature of many of the temple complexes, and some temples are contained multiple courtyards, 

Courtyards were decorated with statues and reliefs depicting the pharaoh and commemorating his name.

The Luxor temple has two outer courtyards connected by a column line hallway called a Colonnade.
The courtyard of Amenhotep III is connected to the courtyard of Ramsses II by the colonnade.

The Column is a common feature of the Egyptian temples and feature of the architectures of the temple complexes.
Egyptian columns are topped by a card representation of the papyrus lotuses and other plants found along the Nile River. 
Columns were decorated with reliefs detailing the deeds of the kings.

The temple of Luxor reveals the competitive nature of the Egyptian kings some of the names of the pharaos were scratched out and replaced with names of others. 
There are examples were the name of Tutankhamen was removed and replace with the name of Horemheb, other names that indoor on the column inside the temple complex at luxor include Amenhotep III , Tutankhamen , Ramsses III , Seti I , Horemheb and Seti II 

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Copyright: Mohamed Attef
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 19/03/2016
送信日: 19/03/2016


Tags: day; statues; ramsses ii; ancient egyptians; colossal; history; travel
More About Luxor & Karnak

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.

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