Science: Luxor's Other Temple

Digging into the mysteries of Mut, Tut and Sekhmet

"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"

—Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias

Ozymandias, as the Greeks called Ramses II, was a compulsive builder of temples, palaces and statues. But Ramses, who reigned in the 13th century B.C., was not the only Egyptian ruler with an edifice complex; every pharaoh, from 3,000 B.C. on, helped assure his immortality by leaving behind monuments of many kinds and shapes to his greatness. For many years the temple complex at Karnak has stood...

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