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Encyclopedia > Precinct of Montu
Precinct of Montu
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Precinct of Montu
Gateway of Ptolemy III Euergates / Ptolemy IV Philopator
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Gateway of Ptolemy III Euergates / Ptolemy IV Philopator

Precinct of Montu, located near Luxor, Egypt, is one of the four main enclosed areas that make up the immense Karnak Temple Complex. It is dedicated to the Egyptian god Montu, the child of Amun and Mut. The area covers about 20.000 m2. Most monuments are purely preserved. The River Nile at Luxor Street market in Luxor See also the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt. ... Entrance to Precinct of Amon-Re of the Karnak Temple Complex This article is about the village and pharaonic temple complex in Egypt. ... In Egyptian mythology, Menthu was a hawk-god, of war. ... Amun (also spelt Amon, Amoun, Amen, and rarely Imenand, and spelt in Greek as Ammon, and Hammon) was the name of a deity, in Egyptian mythology, who gradually rose to become one of the most important, before disappearing back into the shadows. ... In Egyptian mythology, Mut (mother) is the patron goddess of Thebes. ...


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Main features are the Temple of Montu, Temple of Harpre, Temple of Maat, a scared lake and the Gateway of Ptolemy III Euergates I / Ptolemy IV Philopator, which is the most visible structure on the site and can be easy seen from inside the Precinct of Amon-Re. This gateway is also called Bab el’Adb. In Egyptian mythology, Maàt was the goddess of truth, justice and order. ... Ptolemy III Euergetes I, (Ptolemaeus III) (Evergetes, Euergetes) (246 BC-222 BC). ... Under the reign of Ptolemy IV Philopator (reigned 221-204 BC), son of Ptolemy III and Berenice II of Egypt, the decline of the Ptolemaic kingdom began. ... Precinct of Amun-Re, located near Luxor, Egypt, is one of the four main enclosed areas that make up the immense Karnak Temple Complex. ...


 
 

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