Egypt sanctuary of montu

           

 

  

 


 
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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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