Entrance of the Medinet Habu Temple - the ticket office is just behind the palm trees

Entrance of the Medinet Habu Temple - the ticket office is just behind the palm trees

Looking at the entrance of the Medinet Habu Temple from the east - it is also called the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III

Looking at the entrance of the Medinet Habu Temple from the east - it is also called the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III

External wall of the temple on the eastern side (seen from the north)

External wall of the temple on the eastern side (seen from the north)

This reliefs depicts prisoners being held by their hair while being smited with a club

This reliefs depicts prisoners being held by their hair while being smited with a club

A statue of Sekhmet goddess Medinet Habu Temple - she was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt

A statue of Sekhmet goddess Medinet Habu Temple - she was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt

Lower part of the goddess - often she was depicted as lioness who would assist the ancient Egyptians during the wars

Lower part of the goddess - often she was depicted as lioness who would assist the ancient Egyptians during the wars

This Temple of Ramses III (1186-1155 BC) was buried in KV11 in the Valley and modeled his great mortuary temple on the Ramesseum of his ancester Ramses II

This Temple of Ramses III (1186-1155 BC) was buried in KV11 in the Valley and modeled his great mortuary temple on the Ramesseum of his ancester Ramses II

A small temple built just beside the First Pylon of Medinet Habu

A small temple built just beside the First Pylon of Medinet Habu

This relief shows animals being herded

This relief shows animals being herded

This black stone depicts Scarabs and birds

This black stone depicts Scarabs and birds

Looking at the First Pylon and it also shows the doors which allow access to the inner courts

Looking at the First Pylon and it also shows the doors which allow access to the inner courts

On the front of the great pylon, king is depicted slaughtering the groups of enemies before his god

On the front of the great pylon, king is depicted slaughtering the groups of enemies before his god

The First Pylon of Medinet Habu is nearly same size as the one in the Luxor Temple on the eastern banks of the Nile

The First Pylon of Medinet Habu is nearly same size as the one in the Luxor Temple on the eastern banks of the Nile

Looking back at the entrance of the Medinet Habu temple from the Great Pylon

Looking back at the entrance of the Medinet Habu temple from the Great Pylon

A painted ceiling of Nekhbet - this goddess was the patron of the city of Nekheb

A painted ceiling of Nekhbet - this goddess was the patron of the city of Nekheb

This temple has lots of well preserved reliefs from the Egypt's past

This temple has lots of well preserved reliefs from the Egypt's past

Here on the inner wall of the First Pylon shows Ramesses III scatters the Libyans with his chariot

Here on the inner wall of the First Pylon shows Ramesses III scatters the Libyans with his chariot

Columns inside the First Court of the Medinet Habu

Columns inside the First Court of the Medinet Habu

These details on a wall tell us the story of a war fought by the Egyptians

These details on a wall tell us the story of a war fought by the Egyptians

Statues in the First Court and a door leads to the Second Court

Statues in the First Court and a door leads to the Second Court

Here pigeons are seen residing in the Second Court for much needed shade

Here pigeons are seen residing in the Second Court for much needed shade

Reliefs on the inner walls of the temple

Reliefs on the inner walls of the temple

This relief is painted on the archway of the door which leads to the Second Court, showing Ramesses III

This relief is painted on the archway of the door which leads to the Second Court, showing Ramesses III

The goddess Nekhbet is depicted here on the ceiling of the door between the first and the Second Court

The goddess Nekhbet is depicted here on the ceiling of the door between the first and the Second Court

Columns and ceiling of the Second Court - this part of the temple was also used as a Christian Church in the past

Columns and ceiling of the Second Court - this part of the temple was also used as a Christian Church in the past

When the church was active here, the walls of the temple were covered with the mud

When the church was active here, the walls of the temple were covered with the mud

Columns inside the Second Court

Columns inside the Second Court

Broken columns in the Third Court of the Ramesses III Temple

Broken columns in the Third Court of the Ramesses III Temple

This temple is still one of the best preserved in Luxor

This temple is still one of the best preserved in Luxor

This photo shows how much effort was put, in order to draw reliefs and paintings in this temple

This photo shows how much effort was put, in order to draw reliefs and paintings in this temple

Looking towards the entrance of the temple from the Second Court

Looking towards the entrance of the temple from the Second Court

On top of this photo shows the religious ceremonies being carried out in the Second Court

On top of this photo shows the religious ceremonies being carried out in the Second Court

The Second Court of the Medinet Habu has colourful depiction of it's past

The Second Court of the Medinet Habu has colourful depiction of it's past

A small roof of an arch which also forms a door to the square courtyard

A small roof of an arch which also forms a door to the square courtyard

The text to the right shows the details of an attack on the Egyptian frontiers by the invaders from the north during the reign of Ramesses III

The text to the right shows the details of an attack on the Egyptian frontiers by the invaders from the north during the reign of Ramesses III

This depiction on the wall shows pharaoh riding a chariot and making his enemies scared

This depiction on the wall shows pharaoh riding a chariot and making his enemies scared

Exterior of the northern wall of the Medinet Habu

Exterior of the northern wall of the Medinet Habu

Ruins beside the northern wall

Ruins beside the northern wall

These crumbling ruins are making their last stand - the material used here seems to be darker in colour as compared to the other site

These crumbling ruins are making their last stand - the material used here seems to be darker in colour as compared to the other site

Doors and walls of the Medinet Habu and it's reliefs

Doors and walls of the Medinet Habu and it's reliefs

A dried plam tree beside the First Pylon

A dried plam tree beside the First Pylon

This temple is less visited by the tourists as compared to the other sites in the area and hence it has less graffiti but not without it

This temple is less visited by the tourists as compared to the other sites in the area and hence it has less graffiti but not without it