Colossi of Memron
Colossi towering 19.20 meters are the only remnants of a temple
commemorating Amenhotep lll. When they suffered cracks, and
where said to sing, the Greeks named them after Memnon, the
legendaty hero killed at the Trojan Wars. It is said that
each morning, he called his mother Eos, the Dawn goddess,
who bewailed him, shedding tears that were the dewdrops.
el Bahari Temple
This temple was built by Queen Hatshepsut to perform the
rites of the nether world. Deir el-Bahari is a fairly recent
nomenclature from the 7th century B.C. when the Copts used
it as a monastery. The Temple is composed of three impressive
rising terraces, split by a road.
in commemoration of Rameses ll, its murals record the Battle
Built in commemoration of Ramses lll, characterized by its
well-preserved religious and military scenes. The paintings
still retain their vivid colours.
This Graeco Roman temple lies about 60kms north of Luxor.
temple was first initiated by Ptolemy lll with numerous additions
by subsequent Roman Ptolemic rulers. It houses a famous painting
of Queen Cleopatra, and Caesaron, her son from Julius Caesar.
The temple is renowned for its horoscope inscriptions.
Located south of Luxor, the temple has a hypostyle hall with
pictures and texts telling of the Roman emperors who came
to Egypt and offered sacrifices to its deities.