Egypt Kiosk of Taharka







The kiosk of Taharka is located in the ruined site of Karnak near the village el-Karnak from where Karnak was named. The ancient Egyptian called Karnak Ipet Isut which means “The Most Selected of Places”. Karnak is a place which is considered as one of the most visited in Egypt with its ruined, temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings. The Kiosk of Taharka was the place where the processional bark were kept, one of the column as on the above picture formed part of the Kiosk of Taharka before it was ruined. The court of the Bubastites was built by the Lybian pharaohs. The temple of Karnak is a city of small temples and chapels which has built and dedicated to the Theben triad of Amun, Mut Amun’s consort and Khonsu their son. Amun was a popular god and was known in the ancient Egypt as the king of all pharaohs for a long period. The site of Karnak is an open air museum open to visitors. The main visited open temple to the public is the Great Temple of Amun. Near the temple of Amun are lot smaller temples and chapels and a sacred lake. For the ancient Egyptian population who were not educated Karnak could only a place where god could live. The temple of Karnak was considered as sacred and was a place where pilgrimage was done for over four thousand years. Nowadays the only pilgrims in this ruined area full of history are the tourists.



Egypt Kiosk of Taharka


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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