The death zone is an ancient Egyptian site located in the present-day city of Luxor ( ancient Thebes ), on the eastern bank of the Nile in the south of Karnak . The complex is one of the four main ancient temples that make up the Karnak temple complex. It is about 325 meters (1,066 ft) south of the sanctuary of the god Amun . The district itself covers about 90,000 square meters (968,751 sq ft) of the entire district. The Mut prefecture contains at least six temples: the Mut Temple, the Contra Temple, and Temples A, B, C, and D. The Mut Temple proper has, on three sides, a sacred lake called Ichiru. To the south of Sacred Lake is a large swath of land currently by Dr. Betsy Bryan and her team from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The goddess Mut is the wife and consort of the god Amun-Ra. She was also famous as the Mother Goddess, Queen of the Gods, and Lady of Heaven. Mut was the Egyptian goddess of the sky and her symbols were the eagle, the lioness, the crown of Oraus. She was the mother of the moon god Khonsu. The form of Amon Ra, Mut, and Khonsu Theban Triad .

Today, most of the complex remains in ruins, but is currently being renovated. Surrounding the Mut Temple, Contra Temple, and temples A, B, C, and D, is an enclosed mud-brick wall dating back to the Thirty Dynasty. The Temple of Mut is built of modest sandstone and is located to the north and south and is directly aligned with the precinct of Amun. The Contra Temple, also made of medium sandstone, borders the Temple of Mut at its southern end, hence the name, and probably dates back to the Thirtieth Dynasty with some changes made during the Ptolemaic period.

In the death zone,the purpose of the Contra Temple remains unclear. However, Vizzini mentions that it may have served as a stopping point in a partially columned passage around the Temple of Mut. In the northeast corner is the structure famous as Temple A.  According to the Brooklyn Museum exhibit in the Mott Precinct. Was also famous as the “Temple of Millions of Years” and belonged to Ramesses IIAnd the god Amon Ra. Inside the temple there are two panels, one of which refers to the work of Ramesses II in Temple A. And the other talks about his marriage to the Hittite princess.

In fact,the Brooklyn Museum states that Temple A did not become part of the Precinct of Mut. Until the Twenty-fifth Dynasty under the Kushite king, Taharqa. During which time it became a birthing house, the mamisi, where the ancient Egyptians celebrated the birth. Of the god Khonsu , son of Amun-Ra and Mut.