By Joslyn Ross
Not a hotel
Location of Luxor
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.
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." Bluffion.edu 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.
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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