Some of the earliest surviving cult temples are from the Old Kingdom. These are the sun temples of the 5th-dynasty kings at Abu Ghurab
The fundamental layout consisted of a reception pavilion connected by a covered corridor on a causeway to the open court of the temple within which stood a squat obelisk made of limestone and a huge alabaster altar.
Above is a scene showing how it might have appeared with the
mid afternoon sun and below at night.
Close up shot of the alter
Close up shot of the walls