Luxor Temple

luxor Temple statue

Luxor Temple in Luxor, East Bank Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple is one of the most beautiful Temples in Egypt. The Luxor temple was built by Amenhotep III and the architect was the genius Amenhotep, son of Habu. The temple ran side by side with the river Nile and was constructed on a small Amon temple. Therefore, the whole Luxor temple was built to Amon Ra in his fertility aspect.

Ramses II and his architect Pak-in Khonso, added the front part and completed the Temple. He also added the present large forecourt, and a Pylon at the (northern) front of the Temple. More kings added parts to the temple including Alexander the Great.
During the Christian era, the inner section was converted to a church. The Muslims built a Mosque in the 10th century, which is known as the Mosque of Abou El-Hagag.

Thus, The Luxor temple houses ancient Egyptian temple, a christian church and a moslem mosque.