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ithyphallic

Relating to the phallus carried in the ancient festivals.

triad

a group of three gods

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The Luxor Temple was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun-Re, his wife Mut, and his son Jonsu.

It was called "Ipet resyt", which means the Southern Opet or the Place of the Seclusion of Amun-Re. It was directly connected to the temple of Karnak, the main cult center of Amun-Re or Amun-Min, the sky god or the ithyphallic fertility god.

The temple had another group of divinities that included Iunet, Hathor, and Atum, whose statues were discovered in a hidden storage pit.

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The Offering Table Room of Amenhotep the Third
The Offering Table Room of Amenhotep the Third
The Bark Sanctuary of Amenhotep the Third and Chapel of Alexander the Great
The Bark Sanctuary of Amenhotep the Third and Chapel of Alexander the Great
The Southwestern Wall of the Court
The Southwestern Wall of the Court
Scenes of the Opet Feast
Scenes of the Opet Feast
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Pharaonic
  Coptic
  Islamic
  Greco-Roman

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New Kingdom
  New Kingdom/18th.dyn.
  New Kingdom/19th.dyn.
 

Roman or Byzantine

  Greco-Roman
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Temple
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Location: 

Luxor

Constructed: 

Luxor
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Constructed: 

1550 BC
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Mut
Mut

Khonsu
Khonsu

Ramesses the Second
Ramesses the Second

Abu El-Haggag Mosque in Luxor
Abu El-Haggag Mosque in Luxor

Min
Min

Amun-Re
Amun-Re

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