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Luxor: Temple colonnade (1858 photo)

Colonnade of the Temple at Luxor (photo: Frith 1858).

The colonnade of the Temple at Luxor was the starting point for ceremonial processions on major festival days. A processional route through the temple was built by Amenhotep III (Akhenaten; 1353-1335 BC).

 Later in the 18th Dynasty, a relief was carved on the temple walls during the reign of Tutankhamen (1333-1323 BC) portraying the yearly celebration of the festival of Opet (Hobson 1987).

This photograph by Francis Frith shows the colonnade exterior in 1858. 

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