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The sanctuary was the most special and important part of the temple. It was a very dark and mysterious place. Only the high priests and the pharaoh could ever enter the sanctuary.

In the middle of the sanctuary stood the shrine where the statue of the god or goddess was kept. The ancient Egyptians believed that sometimes during rituals the god or goddess would enter the statue.

The walls of the sanctuary were decorated with scenes of the gods and goddesses.

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