Sumary of Six of the most amazing ancient Egyptian temples:
- The nearby Temple of Hathor depicts musicians, and a monkey playing a lute.
- A smaller temple nearby showcases 10-metre-tall statues and lovely wall art featuring Ramesses elegant wife Nefertari.
- The temple is dedicated to falcon-headed god Haroeris and crocodile-headed god Sobek who are depicted all across the walls.
- The Great Temple alone is larger than a cathedral, and the processional Avenue of Sphinxes that leads between it and Luxor Temple finally fully restored and reopened in 2021 runs for three kilometres.
- Four gargantuan statues of Ramesses II guard its entrance, one with a missing head which lies in the sand beneath and might make you ponder lifes transient pretentions.
- Although neither large nor awesome, this unusual twin temple 40 kilometres north of Aswan commands a great clifftop venue above a wide curve of the Nile River.