Known in the Egyptian language as ipet resyt, or “the southern harem”,AndImage from the temple at Luxor, showing Amenhotep III’s vanity in depicting his wife as Neith, who was the mother of Ra, king of heaven, but remained permanently a pure virgin. The four panels depict, in order: 1: Thoth (with ibis beak) announcing to Neith that she would become pregnant.2: Kneph and Hathor causing Neith to become pregnant via an ankh.3: The birth, over a birth brick, of Ra (representing Akhenaten).

4: The adoration of Ra by the gods and the courtiers.

3-D rendering of the interior of Temple of Luxor  – The Colonnade of AMenhotep III



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