Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep son of Hapu and Ay/Horemheb

A fellow student asked me if I had any photos of this temple and it is one of the ones I had never visited so thanks Patricia Kennedy for spuring me into action.

If you take the tiny road in front of the main ticket office and go along 1/4 of a mile or less you come to the Pharoahs Hotel. Ask them nicely and they will let you up on the roof to take photos.

The plan of the temple is very simple and although compared to Amenhotep III's temple it is tiny, compared to others it is a decent size.

From the roof you can see most of the temple, just the eastern part is obscured by the trees. it is possible that some of the rooms might give you a better view.

I then took photos go along the north side of the temple looking south, starting at the eastern edge to the west.

The next set are taken on the western edge looking East

The last set are taken on the south/west corner looking north with the hotel in the background.

Finally in front of the hotel was the mud brick remains of the temple of Ay/Horemheb. I found this quite interesting that the architect gets a stone built temple but the kings get mud brick.

So it is definitely worth a walk along this road after buying your tickets and on the way to Medinet Habu.

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