Hypostyle hall
The courtyard

If you look straight ahead you can see the doorways into the rooms beyond the courtyard. Each of these rooms is more sacred than the one before.

Ordinary ancient Egyptians may have been allowed to enter the courtyard on special festival days, but could go no further into the temple. On the rest of the days of the years, they were not even allowed to enter the courtyard.

A row of palm columns surrounds the courtyard and another pylon is the gateway into the next room.

Stand in the doorway and look into the next hall.

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