Luxor Temple was begun by 18th-Dynasty ruler Amenhotep III in the 14th century B.C.E. and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut (wife of Amun), and Khonsu. Two giant statues of Ramsses II flank the entrance pylon he built in the 19th Dynasty. Its scenes commemorate his victory over the Hittites at the Battle of Qadesh. Later rulers, including Alexander the Great, continued to add to the temple. The entrance obelisk was one of a pair; the other one was shipped to Paris by Mohammed Ali and re-erected in the Place de la Concorde.
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