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|Soleb in hieroglyphs|
|Lion Amenophis III. from Soleb (British Museum)|
It was discovered and described by Karl Richard Lepsius in 1844.
A large temple made of sandstone was founded here by Amenhotep III. It is the southern-most temple currently known to have been built by this king. The temple was consecrated to the god Amun Re and to the king, himself. The architect may have been Amenhotep, son of Hapu.
The so-called Prudhoe lions originally stood as guardian figures at this temple.
Plan of the site by Lepsius
- David O'Connor, Eric H. Cline (Editor): Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign, University of Michigan Press, October 2001, Paperback. ISBN 978-0-472-08833-1
- Joann Fletcher: Chronicle of a Pharaoh: The Intimate Life of Amenhotep III, Oxford University Press, USA, November 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-521660-8