Egyptian Temples were built for the official worship of the gods and in commemoration of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt. Temples were seen as houses dedicated to gods and pharaohs.
Temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut
The Temple was built to commemorate the achievements of the Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut. Queen Hatshepsut was one of ancient Egypt's first female pharaohs. Hatshepsut erected towering obelisks (tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monuments) and built many roads in the ancient Egyptian town of Thebes.
The Great Temple of Amun
The Great Temple of Amun was the central temple in the Karnak complex. Amun was the Egyptian god of air!
The Temple of Karnak
The Karnak temple complex is located in Luxor, Egypt, it comprises of decayed chapels, temples and pylons. The complex is believed to be the second most visited historical site in Egypt just behind the Giza Pyramids near Cairo.
The Temple of Horus
The Temple of Horus is one of the best preserved ancient monuments in Egypt and it was built between 237 BC and 57 BC. Horus was the vengeful son of Osiris and Isis, later known as the falcon god, Horus of Behdet!
Abu Simbel Temple
The Abu Simbel Temple is located in Upper Egypt, in the village of Abu Simbel, near the border with Sudan. The temple was constructed under Ramesses II who embarked on an extensive building program throughout Nubia and Egypt. The Ancient Egyptians highly valued the area of Nubia as it was a source of expensive trade goods and luxurious gold.
The Temple of Dendera
The Dendera Temple Complex also spelt 'Denderah' is located south east of Dendera, Egypt. The complex covers 40,000 square meters and is located on the banks of the Nile. The Dendera Temple has experienced modification since the era of The Middle Kingdom, right up until the time of the Roman Emperor Trajan. Pharaoh Pepi I built on the site and archaeological evidence exists of a temple in the Eighteenth Dynasty.
Temple of Luxor
The Temple of Luxor is located in South Western Egypt. The common techniques of symbolism and illusionism is used within this Ancient Egyptian Structure.
The Temple of Hathor
The Temple of Hathor is dedicated to the Ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor. Hathor was a sky deity, the mother of the sky god Horus and the sun god Ra. Hathor was the sky goddess of fertility, music, sexual love and dancing!
The Temple of Abu Simbel
Abu Simbel is a site of two temples built by the Egyptian king Ramses II, located in Aswan, southern Egypt. Ramses II was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. He is regarded as the most celebrated pharaoh of the New Kingdom. Four Colossal statues of Ramses II are located at the front of the main temple.
Temple of Isis
The Temple of Isis is a Roman temple dedicated to Isis, the Egyptian goddess. This temple is small in size. It was one of the first discoveries during the excavation of Pompeii in 1764.