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The Luxor temple is the southern of the two Ancient Egyptian temple complexes in Luxor.
It was connected via a 2.5 km long alley of sphinxes with the northern Karnak Temple. There are plans to restore the whole alley of sphinxes again.
During the annual Opet Festival, the gods Amun, Mut and Khonsu were taken in barges from Karnak to the Luxor Temple. The ceremonies symbolized the divine procreation of the Ka and the legitimacy of the Pharaoh.
The temple served the annual reunification of the Pharaoh with his divine Ka, his divine soul that survives death. The first sections of the temple were built about 2000 BC.
Since 1979, the Luxor temple is together with the Karnak temple on the UNESCO world heritage list.
See also >>> Karnak Temple
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