Egypt Kiosk of Taharka

           

 

  

 


 
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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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