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Introduction

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Luxor temple
Introduction

2. The halls

3. Grand statues

4. The holiest

5. Walls paintings

6. Roman altar

7. The strange mosque




















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Grand statues in Luxor Temple

Luxor, Egypt

There were originally 6 statues in front of the Pylons. And guess of who? Ramses 2 again. Today only 3 of them remain, two seated and one standing.


Luxor, Egypt

Similar to the case with the Ramses statues, one of the obelisks was given by the 19th century ruler of Egypt to France. Fortunately, the largest of the two still remains. It is 25 metres tall, 2.2 metres more than its "French" twin.


Luxor Temple boasts some of the greatest in-situ statues from Ancient Egypt. Again, many of the largest and finest are of Ramses 2. The top photo shows a sitting Ramses 2, protecting the entrance to the whole temple.
The lower photo is a standing Ramses 2, set into the portico of the first court of the entire temple structure.
Luxor, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen