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Temple-chapel of Qasr (or Kasr) el Aguz Part 1

The names of the temple

1- Temple-chapel of Qasr (or Kasr) el Aguz (lit. the castle of the old lady),

 2- chapel of Thoth-Ibis,

The names Thoth and Djehuty relate to the same god, Thoth is the Greek name for Djehuty.
• The temple is dedicated to Thoth-ibis, a special form of Thoth referred to in the liturgies of the cult of Djeme

WE SHOULDNT BE CONFUSED BETWEEN THOT TO WHOM THIS TEMPLE WAS DEDICATED & TWO OTHER FORMS OF THE SAME GOD

   Dje-hr-(pa)-hb , Djehuty-Horus, (the) ibis
   and Djhwty-stm , Djehuty-Setem, the setem or sem-priest.
God Thot carries  the tittles of  Lord of Khmun (Hermopolis), Lord of the Divine Words, ... . In the temple, the god is always represented with a human body and the head of an ibis, sometimes crowned with the lunar disk, sometimes with a crown similar to the atef crown.
 It is possible that a sacred ibis cult took place here.

The mentioned divinities  in the temple from ancient times :

1- Imhotep son-of-ptah, in his role of godl…

Deir El Shelwit - West Bank

Isis Temple (Ptolemaic) – Deir El Shelwit - West Bank


An ancient Egyptian temple dedicated to Isis from the Greek-Roman period 1st and 2nd centuries CE. It stands on the West bank of the Nile at Luxor, 1 km from Malqata and about 4 km south of Medinet Habu.


The Isis Temple is now open to the public and tickets are obtainable from the main ticket office at the roundabout at Qurna Mura’i, West bank. Price is 20 LE.

Many emperors made additions to the temple over a 100-year period.

Today all that remains of the temple is its small main building and ruins of the propylon, along with its brick enclosure wall and the well. The temple precinct had an area of 74×51 metres; the temple itself is much smaller, 13×16 m. Its entrance faces east. The outer walls don't have much decoration but on the inside the reliefs are well preserved and some have colour. The shrine is surrounded by a corridor from which side chapels and a wabet (place of cleansing) open; also the stairs lead to…