They were built on the site of earlier temples, the remains of which were used in the new buildings.
Ideograms are signs that represent whole words or concepts. The first great period of Egyptian civilization, called the Old Kingdom, began during the rule of King Zoser. Ben Jorgensen September 21st, This gilded wooden shrine, on display at the California Science Center, shows scenes of King Tut and his wife, Ankhesenamun, who was also his half-sister.
The Egyptians were extremely religious, and their belief in life after death was an important part of their culture. Minor members of the royal family and many nobles had statues made of red granite and other hard stones, but these were expensive. For the first time in Egyptian history, kings were realistically represented as mortal men.
But only the faces were realistic; the bodies of these statues looked youthful, slender, and strong. The most beautiful of these is the temple of Deir el-Bahri.
In both, figures were placed on the walls in rows, one on top of the other. Parts of temples have been found, but only the temple dedicated to the sun at Abu-Gurab near Giza remains. I read that Hatshepsut pretended to be a man and wore a false beard in order to stay in power.
The pyramids had failed to protect the royal burial from robbery. Usually an Egyptian obelisk was cut from one piece of stone, often covered with writings of the kings' triumphs.