Another important element of the
Egyptian civilization and touristic attraction are the Egypt
The largest religious structure in the world, the
Temple of Karnak was built 2000 years ago in Thebes (the
actual Luxor) and was dedicated to the Theben triad.
temple has numerous buildings, ten pylons and four
The Hypostyle hall has 134 columns, being the
world's biggest room of a religious construction.
The Karnak Temple's
lake is also the largest lake from all the temple's
lakes. The temple is just a part of the Karnak
temple complex that includes pylons, ruined temples
and chapels. The temple's construction started in
the Middle Kingdom and ended in the New Kingdom
The avenue that leads to the first pylon's
entrance has many sphinxes that have rams heads with
curly-horned. A figure with small dimensions of Rameses II sits between the sphinxes` paws.
One of the most beautiful Egypt
temples is the Luxor Temple that once was connected to the
Karnak Temple through a causeway with sphinxes.
Temple was built by Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II
who added a pylon and a big external court. Two obelisks
were placed in front of the Pylon; only one of them
remained, the other one was donated in 1819 by Mohamed Ali
to France King Philip Louis and put in La Place de la
Concorde in Paris.
Mohamed Ali received a French clock. In front of the
Pylon were also six statues from which only one
The Pylon's gate is flanked by two
colossi that represents Ramses II sitting on the
throne. At 48 kilometers from Aswan`s North is the
Temple from Kom Ombo, built between 332 BC and 395
AD. This temple is a double one, dedicated to Horus
(the falcon-headed god) and to Sobek (the crocodile
god), a thing that makes the temple a unique one.
The left side of the temple is dedicated to Horus,
and the right one to Sobek.
Each side of the temple
has its own chapel and own gateways. And special
festivals and ceremonies are held for the each of
the two gods.
The Temple of Dendara was the temple
of the goddess of joy, love and beauty-Hathor. The roof, the
rooms and the walls are in their original form. On he
temple's roof is a chapel that have columns decorated with
Hathor's figure. From the temple's roof you can see the
temple sacred lake that now has no water and only trees.
The temple of Rameses III from Madinat Habu has two courts,
a migdol tower, a small temple, a chapel, a hypostyle hall
and a gateway. The first court has a portico that is
supported by columns in the Osiris` shape. The second court
has columns on which you can see the pharaoh offering gifts
to the gods. The gateway makes the connection with the
hypostyle hall from which only some store rooms and the
columns` bases remained intact.