Egypt Karnak Complex

           

 

  

 


 
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Karnak is located near the small village el-Karnak which consists of ruined chapels, temples and other buildings. For the ancient Egyptian, Karnak was known as Ipet Isut. The main temple on the ruined site is the Great Temple of Amun. Karnak is considered as the largest religious site in the world and is an open air museum near the city of Luxor. The main feature of Karnak complex is the God Amun who in the past was not very popular. With time Amun became a popular worshipped deity and stayed all along the history and mythology of ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians believed a lot in Gods. Amun was considered as the King of all pharaohs. In the temple of Amun is seen the hypostyle architecture where the roof are not held by arches but only with pillars or columns which gives more volume to room. Hypostyle architectures are usually found in palaces or temples. Ipet Isut name used by the ancient Egyptian for Karnak mean “The Most Selected of Places”. The avenue which leads to the first pylon in Karnak is all along with ram headed sphinxes, the Ram or the Goose is the symbol of Amun. The most visited temple is the Precinct of Amun and it is almost the only part allowed to the visitors. The Temple of Amenhotep IV, the Precinct of Mut and the Precinct of Montu are closed to visitors.

 
 

 

Egypt Karnak Complex

 

 
 
 
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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