Two Kinds of Temples
As far as I could learn, there used to be two kinds of religious temples in the Ancient Egypt: different in some things, and very much alike in others. These were the funerary temples and the cult temples. The titles show the use of each kind plainly enough. The main purpose of the so-called ‘cult temples’ was to venerate the gods and their son, the pharaoh, while the son was still alive. The funerary temples do the same, but only when the pharaoh’s dead and buried often in the temple itself.