Temples of Egypt

Temples of Egypt

Ancient Egyptian religion was integral to their society, and the incredible temples they built in honour of their gods and pharaohs reflected this. After getting to know Egypt's main cities, discover their most important temples.

Egypt's most impressive temples

Abu Simbel

The two immense carved rock temples at Abu Simbel are dedicated to 13th century BCE Pharaoh Ramesses II and his first wife Nefertari.

Luxor Temple

Built around 1400 BCE from Nubian sandstone, the Southern Sanctuary is a great temple complex located at Luxor, on the east bank of the Nile.

Karnak Temple

Dating from around 2000 BCE, Karnak is one of the largest religious complexes in the world and was once Egypt's most important place of worship.

Temple of Kom Ombo

Located on the banks of the Nile in a village of the same name, Kom Ombo is unique as a double temple - dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus.

Temple of Hatshepsut

The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepshut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru, is located beneath a sheer cliff face in Deir el-Bahari, near Luxor.

Temple of Philae

Originally located on the island of Philae and dedicated to the goddess of love, Isis, this temple was almost lost in floods when the Aswan Dam was built.

Temple of Edfu

Dedicated to the deity Horus, the spectacular Temple of Edfu is considered to be the best preserved of the Ancient Egyptian shrines.