Select Page

Processional Colonnade

Luxor Temple - Theban Temples - T vs MT - Thebes - The Places

This enclosed Processional Colonnade Hall was built by Pharaoh Amenhotep III as the original entrance to the Temple of Luxor. It as 7 pairs of Columns which are 16-meters-high and are topped with open flower Papyrus Plants. These originally held up a ceiling of architrave blocks, making this an enclosed space.

The Colonnade was not completely finished by the end of Pharaoh Amenhotep III’s reign so his grandson, who returned the Deities to their original positions after the departure created by Pharaoh Akhenaten, Pharaoh Tutankhamun finished the Colonnade by decorating the Walls behind the Columns. The Decoration includes details of the Festival of Opet including the procession of the Deities on their Sacred Barques between the Temples of Luxor and Karnak including Reliefs of the Musicians and Dancers.

Click on the Image to learn about Pharaoh Akhenaten’s departure from the traditional Deities

Click on the Image to learn about the Opet Festival

Click on the Image to find out how Pharaoh Tutankhamun returned the Deities to their original positions

Statue of
Pharaoh Tutankhamun
and
Queen Ankhesenamun