Travel Tuesday: Medinet Habu

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Going back to the land of sand and pharaohs, Egypt with another find on my list.

Located on the West Bank of Luxor, Medinet Habu is the Arabic name for a huge temple complex second only to Karnak in size and better preserved. Pharaohs Hatshepsut and Tutmosis III built a small temple dedicated to Amun on the site. Next, to Amun’s temple, Ramesses III built his mortuary temple, Medinet Habu’s largest standing monument. Ramesses III then enclosed both structures within a massive mud-brick wall that included storehouses, workshops, and residences.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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