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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.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“ramases iii at medinet habu”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

just a short distance from hatshepsut's temple complex is the smaller ramases iii complex,
you enter from a small street, pay at the gate. immediatly you are entering an entrance pylon
of grest hight with carvings on the walls of great interest, passing through this doorway you approach the pylons of ramases iii enclosure, and the first enclosed courtyard, the corridoors
of this and the second courtyard are covered in very deep carvings supposedly to prevent
any one else from removing them to add their own.passing through to ruined but still walled
area with small buildings and a few satues witch have seen better days, this area is well worth
spending some time over, before making your way out back through the courtyards, the whole
complex still has the original clay brick surrounding walls in ruins but still impressive.
a good day out.

Visited May 2013
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Kigali, Rwanda
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“Less known temple but worth the visit!”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a less known temple in the Luxor area; however, it was my favorite of all the temples/tombs we visited. The hieroglyphics were in great shape and many areas had beautiful, vibrant colors! You can also see Ramsesses III's toilet and one of the oldest remaining thrones.

Visited October 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“A mast see”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We liked the level of preservation and the beauty of the place. This is a true gem of the West Bank!

Visited October 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss it”
Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Whatever else you see during your visit to luxor you must not miss going here. This is by far one of my favourite places to take my tourists to. It is a wonderful place, very serene. The mortuary temple of Ramses III. Some timeless carvings. It really is awesome.

Visited August 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Pretty complete temple with lots of interest.”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The temple of Medinat Habu, which is actually the mortuary temple of Ramses III, has some unique characteristics. Due to the battles he had to fight most likely, the outer walls are built like a fortress. Which was in the end rather prophetic because it served as a fortress during the Third Intermediate Period. You will still find lots of color and some very nice carvings. Don't miss the bull hunt in the rushes behind the main pylon. There is also a bit of remaining living space where the king would stay in his local palace. You can even see the king's bathroom!

Visited March 2013
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