Thursday, March 24, 2011

Question 572: wHO can it be?

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Question 571: Egypt's Karma?

__X__ comprises a vast mix of ruined temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, notably the Great Temple of Amun and a massive structure begun by Pharaoh Ramses II(ca. 1391–1351 BC). Sacred Lake is part of the site as well. It is located near Luxor, some 500 km south of Cairo, in Egypt. The area around __X__ was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut ("The Most Selected of Places") and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. The __X__ complex takes its name from the nearby, and partly surrounded, modern village of el-__X___, some 2.5 km north of Luxor.

The history of the __X___ complex is largely the history of Thebes and its changing role in the culture.The earliest known artifact found in the area of the temple is a small, eight-sided temple from the Eleventh Dynasty, which mentions Amun-Re. Amun (sometimes called Amen) was long the local tutelary deity of Thebes. He was identified with the Ram and the Goose. The Egyptian meaning of Amen is, "hidden" or, the "hidden god".

It hasn't been as significant a tourist site as The pyramids of Giza, etc, but it rose to prominence it 2001 and once again in 2009.
1) ID X
2) ID why it rose to prominence in those years.

Basic layout

Pharaoh's Wall

Hypostle Hall
The Hall

You guess-t it

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