The Luxor

By Joslyn Ross

Not a hotel

When hearing the name Luxor, many people think of the hotel in Las Vegas. It is not an expensive hotel, it is an interesting landmark. Not known to many, its location is multi-difficult. With the creation of the temple it was not only made by one person. Shadowing deep into its complexity, people will think more than just a temple.
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Location of Luxor

Locating the Luxor is not easy. The temple is near the banks of the Nile. Not very known as a temple, but as a hotel in Las Vegas. Most parts of the Luxor like one part of the obelisk is located in Paris. The main location of the Luxor is in the known city of Thebes. Thebes is a city in Egypt.
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Creators and creation

The rulers of Egypt and Thebes created an amazing temple. The Luxor was first built by Amenhotep iii. More rulers added on to the temple, including Tutankhamun, Horemheb, Ramses, and Alexander the Great. Each ruler built on at different times (1390-52 BC), (1336-27 BC), (1322-1292 BC), (1279-13 BC), (332-305 BC). They all started with red granite. Built mostly for religious reasons, the Luxor was still made to admire someone. In honor of Amun, Mut, and Khosa the Luxor was built.

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The building

When it comes to the Luxor, the structure was very complexed. The passage to an ancient Egyptian or Dromos, start at the beginning of the temple. "Temple of Luxor." states that the temple is, "Made with reverse chronological order." Unlike other temples it starts with the Avenue of Sphinx, ending with the British chamber. Sitting on the banks of the Nile, the Luxor measures 850 feet long and 213 feet along the front. Going inside the Luxor is when it goes into depth. According to "Luxor Temple." Discovering Ancient Egypt, "An avenue of human headed Sphinx of over one half miles once connected the temples of Karnak and Luxor." The first out of many pylons is next followed by the Roman camp. Coupled with Mosque, the place of Islamic worship, the courts of Rameses ii along with the court of Amenhotep iii. While the three who inspired the temple, Amun, Mut, and Khosa finished the essence of the Luxor, leaving only the birth chamber to call it a completed temple.

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In conclusion

The fascinating thing about the Luxor is that it is interesting to the eyes. Having the location in a not known city does not help it get out to the world. Being created by ancient rulers, each time they built on it only made the history of the temple greater. It was built with patience, making the complexed structure stand out among tourist. As well known as a pyramid shaped hotel, the Luxor is more than just a temple in Egypt.


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