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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