Oak Hill, Virginia
June 17, 2004
As was everything else, the temple was, at one point, covered by sand and hidden. The mosque of Sufi Shaykh Yusuf Abu al-Hajjaj was built over it. This mosque was preserved when the temple was uncovered and forms an integral part of the site today.
The temple also has a relief that shows the way the temple looked in its heyday – this is the only relief of its kind on any temple walls. The Temple Amun at Karnak and the Temple of Luxor used to be connected by the Avenue of the Sphinxes.
From journal Egypt: The Jewel of the Nile