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Fascinating Temples In Egypt

Fascinating Temples In Egypt

photo from Flickr by: Bill Stanley

 

Whether you have a vague or highly developed interest in world history, it would be well worth visiting the magnificent temples of Egypt. They were built in honour of mighty gods such as Anubis Osiris and Isis thousands of years ago. They tell us much about the relatively advanced building methods and architectural vision of the great Egyptian civilisation. Those of you who aren’t sure which temples to explore should take a look at this guide provided by the team at Directline Holidays.

 

Isis Temple

This impressive temple was constructed in honour of the Goddess Isis. As a highly important symbol of the Egyptian faith she resurrected Osiris and gave birth to Horus. The native people paid their respects by building ornate chapels and adorning the temple with monuments such as the Kiosk of Trajan.

 

Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple

Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple

photo from Flickr by: guillenperez

Situated a short distance away from the Valley of the Kings, this temple was built in commemoration of the 18th Dynasty Queen Hatsheput. You are encouraged to take a look around the great natural amphitheatre and funerary temple during your low deposit holidays in Egypt.

 

Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple

photo from Flickr by: dorena-wm

You could spend a great deal of time exploring the Hall of Pillars, sacred temples and gigantic lake of Karnak. You might even be tempted to walk with a knowledgeable guide, who will tell you about the feats of the great god Amun. You can also expect to learn about the meanings of the inscriptions that adorn the sandstone walls.

 

Abu Simbel Temple

Abu Simbel Temple

Photo from Flickr by: Annemeesie

The famous King Rameses II had the the two temples of Abu Simbel built as a symbol of his great power. They were decorated with a great façade of the king, sitting in a position of power beside his wives and children. Those of you who visit as part of cheap deposit holidays may also be taken aback by the detailed wall paintings, which depict scenes of war and celebration.

Aaron Bradford has written 146 articles. Aaron is the leader, mentor and chief geek of the Happytime team. He put together this crack team of travel writers known by codename “The Firm“. Twitter: @b4ubackpack | Google profile |

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