Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the River Nile in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes
) and was founded in 1400 BCE. , Known in the Egyptian language as ipet resyt, or "the southern sanctuary", the temple was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Chons and was built during the New Kingdom, the focus of the annual Opet Festival, in which a cult statue of Amun was paraded down the Nile from nearby Karnak
Temple (ipet-isut) to stay there for a while, with his consort Mut, in a celebration of fertility whence its name.
The earliest parts of the temple still standing are the baroque chapels, just behind the first pylon. They were built by Hatshepsut, and appropriated by Tuthmosis III. The main part of the temple - the colonnade and The Sun
court were built by Amenhotep III, and a later addition by Rameses II, who built the entrance pylon, and the two obelisks linked the Hatshepsut buildings with the main temple.