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The Mansion of Millions of Years for the Pharaoh
MT of Pharaoh Amenhotep II
Pharaoh Amenhotep II, “Amun is Satisfied”, reigned during the 18th Dynasty
after his predecessor and father, Pharaoh Thutmoses III died. He reigned for approx. 26 years and built his Mortuary Temple where part of the
Ramesseum, the Mortuary Temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, was later built on
the same site.
Unfortunately, little to nothing remains of the Temple apart from some
Remains of Mortuary Temple of Pharaoh Seti I
New Kingdom Pharaoh Seti I constructed himself not 1 but 2 Mortuary Temples. The First is in Abydos – click here to learn about this Temples and its King’s List presented there; the Second is on the Theban Necropolis. Due to Pharaoh’s short reign, it may have been that his son, Pharaoh Ramses II, completed this Mortuary Temple on his father’s behalf. Most of this Theban Mortuary Temple is now under the modern town of Qurna and the remains are ruins.
Remains of the Mortuary Temple of Pharaoh Thutmose IV
18th Dynasty Pharaoh Thutmoses IV may have suffered from epilepsy which would explain the dream he had in front of the Sphinx, click here to read that story.
His Mortuary Temple is near the Ramesseum. It had 2 Pylons with their adjacent Courts, a Hypostyle Court and the Inner Sanctum with its storage annexes. The layout was copied by his son at his own Mortuary Temple. To learn more about this, click here.
Remains of Pharaoh & Queen Tausret's Mortuary Temple
The Final Pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty, Queen Tausret ruled Egypt as Pharaoh Tausret officially for 1 to 2 years, but enveloped her predecessors reign, that of Pharaoh Siptah, insisting that she had ruled for 7 years.
Click on the Image to visit the Mortuary Temples at Deir el Bahri:
Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple, the “Sublime of the Sublimes”
- Mortuary Temple of Mentuhotep II
- Mortuary Temple of Tuthmose III