St. Louis Community College student visited the
Egyptian archaeological site of Hibis Temple in the Kharga oasis on 6 March 2001.
The temple was ungoing restoration during our visit so we could visit only the
portico of Nectanebo I and II, the colonade and Vestibule. He hypostyle hall and
sanctuary were inaccessible. The temple began during the DYN 27 (Persian) under
Darius I (521-486). It was modified by Nectanebo II (358 - 341 BC) and the Ptomemies
(322 - 45 BC). The temple was dedicated to the triad of Thebian gods: Amun-Ra, Mut and
The digital images
used in this webpage were taken by Professors Ying Zuo (Art
Dept. SLCC), Michael Fuller (Anthropology Dept. SLCC) and
Neathery Fuller (Anthropology Dept. SLCC).
Wall relief of a goddess, probably Neith.
Wall relief of the god, Min.
Small reflecting pool at the temple complex entrance.
A short avenue of Sphinx
Large Pylon facade
King making offerings.
Procession of the Gods.
Cartouche of Xerxes, 485-465 BC.
Cartouche of Nakhthoreb, (Nectanebo II) 360 - 343 BC.