Temple of Luxor

In fact, the name Luxor comes from the Arabic al- Uksur, meaning “fortification” Which in turn derived from the Latin word “castrum” the word for a fortification. The temple was also called the ” Temple of Amen of the Opet,” Amenemopet” or ” The Southern Sanctuary.” Like the temples at Karnak, Luxor Temple has undergone […]

Karnak

Temples at Karnak

Karnak is a difficult site to understand, Jean-Francois Champollion, the Frenchman who first deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphs, described it as “So vast and so grandiose” that the Egyptians must have designed it for “Men one hundred feet tall” Not only is Karnak huge- the complex covers over two square kilometers, but it is the result of almost […]

Dynasties Kings Ancient Egypt

Dynasties and Kings of Ancient Egypt

Dynasties Kings Ancient Egypt, The New kingdom or the Egyptian Empire (1567-1085) consisted of the 18-20 dynasties, it is sometimes known as the Egyptian Empire, it began with the expulsion of the Hyksos rulers from the eastern delta, where they had their capital Avaris this was achieved by the native Theban rulers of the 17 […]