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Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple
Entrance of Luxor Temple.JPG
Entrance of Luxor Temple
Luxor Temple is located in Egypt
Luxor Temple
Shown within Egypt
Location Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
Region Upper Egypt
Coordinates view on map
Type Sanctuary
Part of Thebes
History
Founded 1400 BCE
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Type Cultural
Criteria i, iii, vi
Designated 1979 (3rd session)
Reference no. 87
Region Arab States
Ramses II in Luxor Temple
Luxor temple at Night
Closeup of temple entrance

Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was founded in 1400 BCE. Known in the Egyptian language as ipet resyt, or "the southern sanctuary". In Luxor there are six great temples, the four on the left bank are known to travellers and readers of travels as Goornah, Deir-el-Bahri, the Ramesseum, and Medinet Habu; and the two temples on the right bank are known as the Karnak and Luxor.

To the rear of the temple are chapels built by Tuthmosis III, and Alexander. During the Roman era, the temple and its surroundings were a legionary fortress and the home of the Roman government in the area.

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