‘Ipet-Resyt’ Temple of the God Amon at 'Uaset’-Thebes (“the Luxor Temple”): detail of one of the two colossal votive statues of King Ramses II enthroned located in “the Great Court of Ramses II” (the First Court) and flanking the entrance leading to the Double Colonnade. The King is represented wearing the Nemes with the Uraeus and the Double Crown
movies list : Faraon(1966 - Dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz) “Now I know that I won’t build a temple like Amon’s, or a pyramid like Cheop’s ! I have found the country feeble and ill. I want to give it back its power. That will be my great monument which will surpass all the others !”
the ‘Ipet-Resyt’ Temple of the God Amon at 'Uaset’-Thebes (the “Luxor Temple”): the entrance-gate of the Pylon, flanked by two colossal votive statues of King Ramses II enthroned. To the left, one of the two obelisks of Ramses II (the other obelisk now is at the center of the Place de la Concorde in Paris). On the background, the First Court, “the Great Court of Ramses II”, and another colossal votive statue of King Ramses II
detail from the throne of one of the colossal statues of King Ramses II located in front of the Pylon of the ‘Ipet-Resyt’ Temple of Amon (the “Temple of Luxor”): the Nile-God Hapy in His two forms of Hapi of Upper Egypt (at left, with lilies) and Hapi of Lower Egypt (at right, with papyrus flowers) performing the sm3-t3wy, the ritual for the “Union of the Two Lands”. On the top of the sm3-t3wy symbol, the cartouche with the name of King Ramses II as “Son of Ra”, Rˁ-msj-sw-mrj-Jmn , “Ra is the one Who gave Him birth (Ramses), Beloved of Amon”, flanked by the two Uraei and by the “Horus-name” of the King (represented twice), K3-nḫt-mrj-M3ˁt , “The Strong Bull, Beloved of Maat”
scene from the facade of the Great Temple of Amon, Ra-Harakhty, Ptah, and King Ramses II at Meha (the “Great Temple of Abu Simbel”), Lower Kush/Nubia: two images of King Ramses II offering a statuette of Maat to the God Ra-Harakhty (falcon-headed, wearing the Solar disk with the Uraeus)
detail of the statue (schist) of Ramessenakht, High Priest of Amon, holding an altar with Amon-Ra (in the middle) flanked by Mut (at right) and Khonsu (at left). Found at ‘Ipet-Sut’ (“Karnak”) in the cachette of the Great Temple of Amon. Dated to the reign of King Ramses IV; now in the Cairo Museum
‘Ipet-Sut’ (“Karnak”), the highly sacred Precinct of the God Amon-Ra at 'Uaset’-Thebes: the Second Pylon, view from “the Court of King Sheshonq I” (the Forecourt). The Second Pylon was built by King Horemheb (ca. 1323 BCE), and it was the main gate to the Great Temple of Amon-Ra until the construction of the First Court (by King Sheshonq I) and of the First Pylon (by King Nectanebo I, ca. 380 BCE). To the right, the open papyrus column of the Kiosk of King Taharqa
The Great Hypostyle Hall of the Great Temple of the God Amon-Ra at ‘Ipet-Sut’ (“Karnak”), 'Uaset’-Thebes: the central axis of the Great Hypostyle Hall, view from the Entrance-Gate of the Second Pylon (of King Horemheb, ca. 1323 BCE). In the background, the Festival Court of King Thutmosis II (between the Third and the Fourth Pylons) with the Obelisk of King Thutmosis I (1504 BCE).
detail from the coffin of PaankhenAmun, “Doorkeeper of the Temple of the God Amon” at ‘Uaset’-Thebes (ca. 945-715 BCE); now in the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago… The God Osiris in His form of personified 'Djed’-pillar wearing the Two Feathers Crown with the Solar disk, ram’s horns, and uraei, holding the Flail and the 'Heqa’-scepter and standing upon a shrine. He is flanked by the Two Eyes and by two images of the God Horus of Behdet in His form of sacred falcon wearing the Solar disk and spreading His wings in protection
the Eastern Temple of King Ramses II, called “The Temple of Amon-Ra-Harakhty Who hears the petitions”, located at the far eastern side of ‘Ipet-Sut’ (“Karnak”), the highly sacred precinct of the God Amon-Ra at 'Uaset’-Thebes: the two colossal Osirian statues of King Ramses II in the Outer Hall of the Temple. On the background, the “Chapel of the Hearing Ear”, that is the Contra Temple of King Thutmosis III located on the rear wall of the Festival Hall of King Thutmosis III (the 'Akhmenu’)
colossal red granite statue (H.5,4m) of the Nile-God Hapy wearing papyrus reeds on His head and bringing an offering table. From the Temple of the God Amon-Gereb at Thonis-Herakleion, city next to Alexandria and sunken in the Mediterranean Sea during the VIII century CE. ca. 380-250 BCE. Now in the Maritime Museum of Alexandria.
Underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio (left) oversees the arrival of the colossal statue of Hapy. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA
‘Ipet-Resyt’ Temple of the God Amon (“the Temple of Luxor”) at night: view from the “Solar Court” of King Amenhotep III (the Second Court) toward the Double Colonnade. On the background, “the Great Court of Ramses II” (the First Court) and the Pylon
the central axis of the Great Hypostyle Hall of the Great Temple of Amon-Ra at ‘Ipet-Sut’ (“Karnak”), 'Uaset’-Thebes; view eastwards looking toward the Festival Court of King Thutmosis II (between the Third Pylon and the Fourth Pylon) with the Obelisk of King Thutmosis I (1504 BCE)
lintel from the Temple of the Goddess Hathor and Queen Tiye (“The Mansion of Tiye”, located next to the Temple of the God Amon and King Amenhotep III at ‘Mnnu-khai-m-Maat’, north of the third cataract of the Nile; now called “sedeinga”). In the upper register, two Hathor heads flanked by a double representation of Queen Tiye as a Sphinx (next to Her, “the Great Wife of the King, Tiye [in the cartouche]); in the lower register, the cartouche of the Queen flanked by the cartouches with the name of Amenhotep III as "King of Upper and Lower Egypt” ('NebMaatRa’, “Ra is the Lord of Maat”), two Uraei with the Solar disk, and two Hathor heads. Drawing from Lepsius, “Denkmäler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien”.
Temple of Amon, Mut and Khonsu at ‘Setweh’, “the Place of Coming Home” (now called “Hagar”, in the Dakhla Oasis), scene from the right jamb (lower register) of the doorway leading to the Vestibule: the God Thoth (ibis-headed) pouring a libation of water
“Great Temple” of Amon-Ra at ‘Ipet-Sut’ (“Karnak”), 'Uaset’-Thebes, detail from the interior wall of the Hypostyle Hall, west half of the south wall, upper register: the ritual of the “Net Hunting”. from left to right, Khnum (ram-headed), Thoth (ibis-headed) and Seshat-Neith
the granite bark stand of King Atlanersa (ca. 650-640 BCE) from the Temple of the God Amon (B700) at Napata (about 400 km north of Khartoum, Sudan); now in the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston… Horus of Behdet (at left, falcon-headed) and Thoth (at right, ibis-headed) binding together the symbolic plants of Upper and Lower Egypt, that is the ritual of the “Union of the Two Lands” (’sm3-t3wy’). Horus is represented holding the papyrus stem of Lower Egypt, while Thoth holds the lily stem of Upper Egypt. In the middle, King Atlanersa (wearing the skullcap with the Two Uraei) standing on the symbol for “Union of the Two Lands” and holding up the sky. On the top, the Winged Solar Orb (Horus of Behdet) with the Two Uraei