|The entrance to the temple is like the gateway of a fortress, symbolizing the temple’s protection from evil.
||The massive plyon entrance of the temple is decorated with scenes of the king slaying the enemies of Egypt before Amun-Re.
||The upward slope of the
temple symbolizes the
mound of creation, which
rose out of the primordial
waters. One also procedes from light courtyards to dark columned halls,
although here the inner
chambers have been stripped of their cielings
and upper walls during
the temple’s conversion
into a Christian monestary.