Luxor in addition to Temples of Kom Ombo & Edfu, Egypt (5/6/2010) - Luxor Temple was a highlight of our trip upwardly the Nile River.The metropolis of Luxor is the largest metropolis inwards Upper Arab Republic of Egypt close the site of the ancient metropolis of Thebes, which was the religious in addition to cultural working capital alphabetic lineament of ancient Arab Republic of Egypt for centuries. Hence, the large unwrap of meaning temples inwards this expanse including the Valleys of the Kings & Queens in addition to the astonishing Karnak Templefeatured inwards some other weblog post.
Founded inwards 1400 BC in addition to added to for centuries, fifty-fifty upwardly to Roman times, the Luxor Temple (see photos) is a large ancient Egyptian temple complex located inwards the see of the metropolis of Luxor on the Nile River. We had the run a peril to run into Luxor Temple lit upwardly at nighttime - beautiful! An amazing Avenue of Sphinxes (see photo) 1 time extended all the means to Karnak Temple some 2 miles downriver.
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Erected inwards the 2nd century BC, Kom Ombo Temple (see photo) is genuinely dual temples - nosotros intend to larn double the contributions. One temple was dedicated to the bad crocodile god Sobek. There exists a clandestine tunnel that allowed priests to hand the ‘voice’ of god to people visiting the temple. Huh – double contributions in addition to beingness god... the priests at Kom Ombo Temple seemed to convey quite a dissonance going on dorsum then.
The Temple of Horus inwards Edfu (see photo) was built betwixt 237 BC in addition to 57 BC, into the reign of Cleopatra VII. Of all the temple remains left inwards Egypt, the Temple of Horus (looks similar a falcon bird) at Edfu is the most completely preserved because it was the terminal large temple constructed in addition to it was located good higher upwardly the Nile River escaping H2O damage.
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