The Great Temple of Amun, by H.G.Walls
Here is an impressive piece of scenery which we think you'll find inspirational: the Great Temple of Amun, by H.G.Walls.
The temple complex was based on a typical Egyptian design, using surviving historical examples as a template. The temple was designed with a central courtyard that is open to the sky -- a detail that is both historically accurate, as well as game-friendly, allowing miniatures to move and maneuver within the temple interior (see thumbnail images below.)
The entire complex is mounted on 1/4" thick particle board, which provides a stable foundation and allows the building to moved safely.
The forward statues were produced by Jimmy Flintstone.
The colonnade of sphinxes is typical of ancient Egyptian temples, and they were produced by Monolith Designs, UK.
The hieroglyphic engravings on the temple walls are actually cut from a paper-model kit, called the USBORNE CUT-OUT MODELS series of books called "Build This Egyptian Temple" (ISBN 0-7460-0461-3). Usborne publishes a number of accurate paper kits of ancient buildings, which are great for reference, but somewhat small for the game table.