Found project: Temple of Merenptah


    Project : Temple of Merenptah

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 13-12th c. BC

    Locality : Luxor

    Country : Egypt

    Building style : Ancient Egyptian architecture

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    Description :

    “The ‘house of millions of years’ of Merenptah lies on the West Bank at Thebes [Luxor]. In the history of architecture, it is the link between the Ramesseum and the temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu. It consists of two courtyards, two hypostyle halls, the holy-of-holies and a sun cult building. The cult palace is directly attached to the first courtyard. A large number of beautifully decorated blocks from the temple of Amenhotep III were re-used in the building of this relatively modest complex, including fragments of Anubis sphinxes.”

    Arnorld, Dieter, The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture, trans. Sabine H. Gardiner and Helen Strudwick, ed. Nigel and Helen Strudwick, I.B. Tauris, London, 2003, p.151

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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