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Golden Shrine of Habu Temple in Luxor Shines Bright Again

Built in honour of king Ramses III and the god Amun-Rae, the Medinet Habu Temple is considered a hallmark of the New Kingdom.

Mariam Zakzouk

Golden Shrine of Habu Temple in Luxor Shines Bright Again

The Golden Shrine, once the shining gem of the Medinet Habu Temple, has been rescued from the ravages of time following a series of restorations by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Over the course of the restoration, the walls were cleaned to reveal the temple’s original colours, and a new lighting system was installed. While the template contains a myriad  of rooms,  the Golden Shrine holds the most fascination for archeologists and tourists alike with its technicolour inscriptions and the legend of priceless treasures buried within its walls.

The Medinet Habu Temple sits proudly across the modern city of Luxor. Built in honour of king Ramses III and the god Amun-Rae, it's considered a hallmark of the New Kingdom because of the variety of deities represented in it and the colourful inscriptions on the walls.

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