Egypt Karnak

           

 

  

 


 
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Karnak is a temple complex in Egypt and also a village located near Luxor. The place Karnak is described as a conglomeration of chapels, pylons, old building and temples all ruined. Actually Karnak is considered as open museum in Egypt where the tourists can learn and discover Ipet-isut, it was for the ancient Egyptian one of the main place of worship the Theban Triad. The temple complex is surrounded partly from the village el-Karnak which is quite modern. Karnak is one of place which is most visited in Egypt as historical area. Very famous and well known is the temple of Karnak with its one hundred and thirty four massive columns which are arranged in sixteen arrows in the Hypostyle Hall. Karnak is mainly the history of Thebes; it seems that the city Karnak had no significance until the Eleventh Dynasty. Amun was the head of Karnak and the local god of Thebes. Amun is also sometimes called Amen. For the Egyptian Amen means “hidden god” or “hidden”. Amun was identified with the Goose and Ram. In medivial Europe the exact location of Thbes was unknown even though Strabo and Herodotus gave the exact place where to find Thebes. In 1589 the Karnak temple complex was first described by an unknown Venetian. It was only in 1668 that Karnak was attested as a village and temple complex by Protais and Charles François d’Orleans who were two capuchin missionary.

 
 

 

Egypt Karnak

 

 
 
 
Egypt Karnak

 

Egypt Karnak

 

 
Egypt First Pylon

 

First Pylon

 

 
Egypt God Amon
 

 

God Amon
 

 

 
Egypt Hypostyle Hall
 

 

 Hypostyle Hall

 

 
Egypt Ipet Isut
 

 

Egypt Ipet Isut
 

 

 
Egypt Karnak Complex
 

 

Karnak Complex
 

 

 
Egypt Kiosk of Taharka
 

 

Kiosk of Taharka

 

 
Egypt Obelisk of Tutmose III
 

 

Obelisk of Tutmose III

 

 
Egypt Ram Headed Sphinx
 

 

Ram Headed Sphinx

 

 
Egypt Ruins of Karnak
 

 

Ruins of Karnak

 

 
Egypt Sanctuary of Montu
 

 

Sanctuary of Montu
 

 

 
Egypt Second Pylon
 

 

Second Pylon

 

 
Egypt Statue of Ramses II
 

Statue of Ramses II
 

 

 
Egypt Temple Interior
 

Temple Interior

 

 
Egypt Temple of Amun
 

Temple of Amun

 

   

 


 

 

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