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Medinet Habu (temple)
A vast group of buildings started in the 18th dynasty built by King Ramses III to hold his funeral rites and for the worship of the god Amun.
This was one of the first places in Thebes closely associated with the local god Amun, according to ancient belief was the place were Amun first appeared.
Both Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III built a temple dedicated to Amun here and Later Rameses III constructed his larger memorial temple on the site.
Medinat Habu contains a group of so many wonderful scenes and valuable inscriptions. temples, storage rooms, workshops, administrative buildings, a royal palace and accommodation for priests and officials. It was the centre of the economic life of Thebes for centuries.
The temple consists of a great entrance surrounded by two towers, on these towers are inscriptions representing the arms of the family and images of Ramses III, and the upper layers of these two towers were dedicated to the royal women. Surrounded by many rooms of different shapes and different axes, some of them special to the gods and goddesses. Others are dedicated to temple supplies that were used in rituals and religious rites in the temple, and rituals that benefited the deceased king during his journey to the other world. surrounded by a massive fortified enclosure wall,with an unusual gateway at the eastern entrance, known as the pavilion gate
The exterior walls are carved with religious scenes and portrayals of Rameses III’s wars against the Libyans and the Sea Peoples. The first pylon depicts the king smiting his enemies and also has a list of conquered lands. The interior walls also have a wealth of well preserved bas-reliefs some of which still retain their original paint work.