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Bedouin Castle: Hotel, Safari, Nile Tours © 2013

Medinet Habu. This is the best-preserved mortuary structure in Luxor; the primary builder was Ramesses III.  This temple has more than 75,000 sq ft of decorated walls, depicting many important events, such as the repulsion of the Sea Peoples when they attempted to invade Egypt.  Many kings of later periods built significant temples around the great temple of Ramesses III.  Inside of this complex are the Chapels of the Divine Adoratrices, the female priestly rulers of Upper Egypt in the 25th an 26th dynasties.  These women were usually daughters of the kings and the Adoratrices were nominal rulers on behalf of the king.