Tag Archive for: Temples
The Abu Simbel Temples are two exceptionally fascinating rock-cut temples constructed during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses the Great in the 13th century BCE.
Karnak Temple is a vast collection of religious structures dating back more than four thousand years, and it is the oldest religious site of the ancient world.
Luxor Temple is one of six ancient temples found in the vicinity of Luxor. It was built by Amenophis III for worshipping the gods Amun, Chons and Mut.
Edfu Temple is a Greco-Roman temple constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, and it is without question one of the best preserved ancient temples in Egypt.
Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple is a mortuary temple located near the Valley of Kings, and it is today considered to be one of the great wonders of Ancient Egypt.
The Dendera temple complex is located approximately 60 km from Luxor, and it is most famous for its striking Temple of Hathor, Egypt’s best preserved temple.
Visiting Wadi El Seboua while you’re touring Lake Nasser makes for an unforgettable experience since the area is home to a number of relocated ancient sites.
The Temple of Wadi El Seboua is located at Wadi El Seboua, an area also known as the Valley of Lions, and there are actually two temples, both of which are worth exploring.
The fascinating Temple of Dakka at Wadi El Seboua is believed to be more than 2,000 years old, and historians believe it was originally built for Thoth.
Philae Temple is a well preserved ancient temple that was dedicated to the goddess Isis. It was built in 380 BC and then abandoned in the 6th century.
Egypt has many temples that are much more famous than Kalabsha Temple, but what makes this site special is the fact that it was rescued from Lake Nasser.
Kom Ombo Temple is unique in that it’s actually a perfectly symmetrical “double” Ptolemaic temple built to honor two sets of gods: god Sobek and god Horus.
Relinquish yourself to the splendor of an ancient Persian era temple nestled in the lush green Kharga Oasis; explore the resurrected 26th dynasty Temple of Hibis.
Wonder through an ancient Roman fortress temple; marvel at the iconic domed ceilings and think of the Roman soldiers that once manned its gates – visit Qasr Dush.
Visit the ruins of the ancient Temple of Nadura that once looked over the Kharga Oasis; explore other nearby Roman Temples, or simply soak up the ambience of oasis living.
Experience the Sahara; visit oases; sample traditional desert cuisine; relax in natural springs, and come face to face with fascinating cultures when you visit Deir El Hagar Temple.
Buckle up for a journey into isolation; explore the fascinating Valley of Golden Mummies, and walk in the footsteps of Alexander the Great at Amun Temple Siwa.
Drive in style or ride a camel; bathe and relax in refreshing natural springs at the Bahariya Oasis, and spend hours strolling through the 26th dynasty Temple Of Ain El Muftella.
Venture off the beaten track; brave the Sahara; experience life in the Kharga Oasis, and explore the area’s most spectacular ancient temple complex when you visit Qasr El Labeka.
Like many historical sites in Egypt, there are many unanswered question relating to the Temple of Maharraqua, and the mystery is likely to remain unsolved.
Rameesess II is one of Ancient Egypt’s best known pharaohs thanks to his long and impressively victorious reign, and the Temple of Derr is a fitting reminder.
Located at the site of New Kalabsha, the Temple of Beit El Wali was built by Ramesess II, and while it might be relatively small, it’s also very fascinating.
When the Aswan High Dam was built, it created the world’s largest manmade lake, Lake Nasser, and many ancient sites were at risk, including the Kiosk of Kertassi.
Amada Temple is the oldest known Egyptian temple in Nubia. Despite have been altered over the years, it’s a great place to visit during a Lake Nasser cruise.
The Philae Temple Sound and Light Show is very popular with tourists because it combines the fascination of an historical temple with modern entertainment.
The Temple of Khnum is located is the relatively quiet town of Esna, and many visitors find that there is actually a lot to see, rather than only the temple.
The Ramesseum Temple, located in the West Bank of Luxor, was the mortuary temple of Ramses II, whose 67 year rule saw the creation of many fabulous public buildings and architectural wonders.
Medinet Habu is an ancient mortuary temple of Ramesses III located on Luxor’s West Bank. It’s most famous for its many reliefs and giant Ramesses III statues.
No trip to the city of Luxor in Egypt is complete without a visit to the Karnak Temple complex, and the Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show is a definite must see.
The sacred city of Abydos is one of the oldest cities of Ancient Egypt, and it’s also considered to be one of the most important archeological sites ever discovered.