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“Temples of Ramses III and of 18 Dynasty in Medinet Habu”

Temple of Medinat Habu
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Private Half Day Tour to West Bank Tombs and Temples from Luxor
Ranked #4 of 84 things to do in Luxor
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Owner description: This ancient complex is dominated by the massive memorial temple of Ramses III, similar to the mortuary temple of Ramses II at Ramesseum.
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“Temples of Ramses III and of 18 Dynasty in Medinet Habu”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Temple of Ramses III is the most known attraction of this site, it is very well preserved and still has some granit statues in situ. To the left of the Temple is the remains of the palace, ie living quarters and the court of the pharao, build in mud-brick. Between the entrance and the first pylon of the Temple there are small Chapels of Divine Adoratrices of Amun, also called Wives of Amun. To the right of entrance there is an older Temple of 18th Dynasty, also well-preserved and little visited. There are remains of a Sacred Lake and Nilometer on the site and also a kind of open-air museum all around the area, showing a lot of excavated parts of buildings.

Visited April 2012
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“Don't miss it!!”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was my favourite temple in all of Egypt! The colour that still remains is magical.. Hire a bike and ride through the fields and temples, its worth it!!

Visited February 2013
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“My favourite temple”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

This temple has retained much of its original colour. You can see the bathroom of the king at the left hand side and the first sea battle to be depicted on the right. It was always a place of refuge and it still has that stillness there.

Visited February 2013
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“Medinat Habu gives up more sights”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

M h is a richly endowed set bof buildings.It always has something new to see and the ever helpful staff looking for bahsheesh!

Visited February 2013
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“Excellent”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This was an excellent detour that I am glad we took.

Very interesting and less touristy!

I would recommend going.

Visited February 2013
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