Temple of Hibis in Kharga Oasis

The Temple of Hibis is one of the most important Egyptian temples and tourist attractions in Egypt, specifically in the Governorate of the New Valley, approximately one kilometer north of the city of Kharga. The importance of this temple lies in the fact that it represents the different Pharaonic, Persian, Ptolemaic, and Roman historical ages.

Temple of Hibis Kharga Oasis

The Temple of Hibis is located four kilometers to the north of the city of Kharga and began construction in the twenty-sixth family.

It took more than 600 years to work in the temple, starting from 589 BC and until AD 69, and the temple was dedicated to the worship of the god Amun.

The temple is forty-two meters long and twenty meters wide, and it heads from east to west. After the Anchorage of the Holy Lake, there are four gates on the eastern side of the temple, dating back to the Persian, Ptolemaic, and Roman eras, and they were connected by the Rams road. Al Gharbia is a pillared hall, then a rectangular hall with columns on its walls, scenes depicting the king in the presence of the gods, and some doctrinal texts related to myths. Through a door at the end of this hall, we reach a small hall with four columns.

As for the holiest of holies, which is the last of the temple rooms to the west, it contains some important views of the deities, including a view of the goddess "Ishtar" on the back of a horse who holds the bow and arrow.

As for the exterior walls of the temple, the titles of King Dara I and the scenes depicting him depicting offering offerings to some deities.


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