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Egyptian temples

The ancient Egyptians built some of the most magnificent and impressive structures in human history, and their temples were no exception. These grand monuments served as places of worship, education, and  social gathering, and were essential to the religious and cultural life of the Egyptian people.

Some of the most important temples in Egypt include the Temple of Amun at Karnak, which was the largest religious building in the world and the center of religious life in ancient Egypt. The Temple of Luxor was another significant temple dedicated to the god Amun, and was built by Amenhotep III in the 14th century BC. The Temple of Horus at Edfu is another well-preserved temple and one of the most important examples of Ptolemaic-era architecture.

Other notable temples include the Temple of Abu Simbel, which was built by Ramses II and features colossal statues of the  pharaoh, and the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, which is famous for its stunning  astronomical ceiling.

Find out more about the history, architecture, and significance of these and other remarkable temples in ancient Egypt in these article.