The Abu al-Haggag Mosque was built inside Luxor Temple

Built in the 13th century amid the ruins of Luxor Temple, the Abu al-Haggag Mosque has been left intact because of its religious and historical significance.  Over the centuries, silt and sand filled the temple and the mosque and an entire village was built on top of this debris.  The height of the mosque above the stone floor of the temple gives the visitor an idea of the amount of silt that had to be removed.