Egypt sanctuary of montu







The sanctuary of Montu is located in the temple complex of Karnak, near Luxor. Montu is considered as the son of Amun and Mut who was previously Khonsu and along the mythology he became Montu. Montu is the Egyptian god of sport and war. Montu was a falcon-god worshipped mainly in the region of Thebes. In the early Theban history, Montu was a popular god. The symbol of Montu was represented by a falcon headed man with two plumes on his head and had sun disc. The meaning of Montu, which also be written “Monthu” is nomad. Karnak is a complex with ruins of temples which considered as one of the most visited place of Egypt. The ancient Egyptian called the temple of Karnak Ipet Isut meaning “Most Select of Places”. The great temple in the middle of Karnak is so huge, the hypostyle hall has one hundred and thirty four columns and considered until now the largest religious building in the whole world. The city of ruined temples has been built over 2000 years and was dedicated to Amun, a popular deity for the Egyptian. At first Amun was represented as a goose and later on as ram. Along the avenue that leads to the first pylon there are ram headed sphinxes.



Egypt Sanctuary of Montu


Egypt Karnak


Egypt Karnak


Egypt First Pylon


First Pylon


Egypt God Amon


God Amon


Egypt Hypostyle Hall


 Hypostyle Hall


Egypt Ipet Isut


Egypt Ipet Isut


Egypt Karnak Complex


Karnak Complex


Egypt Kiosk of Taharka


Kiosk of Taharka


Egypt Obelisk of Tutmose III


Obelisk of Tutmose III


Egypt Ram Headed Sphinx


Ram Headed Sphinx


Egypt Ruins of Karnak


Ruins of Karnak


Egypt Sanctuary of Montu


Sanctuary of Montu


Egypt Second Pylon


Second Pylon


Egypt Statue of Ramses II

Statue of Ramses II


Egypt Temple Interior

Temple Interior


Egypt Temple of Amun

Temple of Amun






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