a temple erected and endowed by a king where he could receive offerings in perpetuity after his death
The temple in which the rites for the deceased were performed.
a temple associated with the burial of the dead
a temple associated with funerary practices (ATA fig. 3-10, no 2; 3-25) [image
Mortuary temples (or memorial temples) were temples constructed adjacent to, or in the vicinity of, royal tombs in the Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom periods of Ancient Egypt. The temples were designed to commemorate the reign of the pharaoh by whom they were built, as well as for use by the pharaoh's cult after death. The most famous mortuary temples, are Djeser-Djeseru constructed by Hatshepsut, the Ramesseum commissioned by Ramesses II, and the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, alongside Hatshepsut's at Deir el-Bahri.