Egypt — Luxor (Habu Temple)

Habu Temple is the name commonly given to the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, a New Kingdom period structure on the West Bank of Luxor. Aside from its inherent size and architectural and artistic importance, the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III. It is an incredible site. The carvings here are the deepest of any temple visited in Egypt and there remain some areas wonderfully colored. It is well worth a visit.

Photos taken December 2010 (Fuji FinePix S9000).

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