Luxor Temple Picture Gallery
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Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

The first pylon of the Luxor Temple has three statues of Ramesses ll, one either side of the entrance and a third further to the right. These are all that remain of six original royal statues, two of which were seated and four standing. There is also an obelisk which is the remaining one of a pair, the second obelisk's base is still visible to the right of the remaining obelisk. The removed obelisk now stands at the centre of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. In recent years there have been several unsuccessful requests to have the missing obelisk returned to Egypt.

When originally constructed the obelisk had it's pyramid like top covered with a gold and silver alloy called electrum, this would have been clearly visible at a considerable distance due to the suns reflection.

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Dromos (a sphinx lined avenue)

Dromos (a sphinx lined avenue)

These human headed Sphinxes (Androsphinx) lined the avenue (dromos) which once linked Luxor Temple to Karnak temple approximately 3 kilometres away.

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Colossi of Pharaoh Ramesses II

Ramesses II Colossi

This magnificent statue (colossi) of Pharaoh Ramesses II is located in the court of Ramesses II, by the entrance to the temple's colonnade.

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Ramesses II

Ramesses II

Androsphinx (human headed sphinxes)

Androsphinx (human headed sphinxes)

These human headed Sphinxes (Androsphinx) once formed part of the avenue or "dromos", approximately 3 kilometres long, which once linked Luxor Temple to Karnak temple.

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Colossi of the Pharaoh Ramesses II

A Statue (Colossi) of the Pharaoh Ramesses II set against the first pylon at the entrance to the Luxor temple.

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Colossi of the Pharaoh Ramesses II

Roman Fresco over an Ancient Egyptian relief

Roman Fresco over an Ancient Egyptian relief

This is an example of the Roman's practice of plastering and painting (fresco) over an existing Egyptian carved relief.

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Court of the Ramesses II

Court of the Ramesses II temple

These are a few of the colossi (gigantic statues) of Ramesses II standing in the court of the Ramesses II temple.

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Human Headed Sphinxes

Human Headed Sphinxes

These human headed Sphinxes (Androsphinx) form part of the avenue, approximately 3 kilometres long, which once linked Luxor Temple to the Karnak temple complex.

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