Egypt Temple of amun

           

 

  

 


 
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The temple of Amun is very impressive and is the main temple of Karnak. Karnak was known to the ancient Egyptians as Ipet-isut which meaning is “The most Select of Places”. Even though Karnak is only with ruined temples was and is still one of the main temples of Egypt. The temples were destroyed during the attack s of the Persians, Assyrians and the Christians. The Great temple of Karnak consists of courtyards, lot of small temples around, gateways, hypostyle walls which is an architecture where the roof is held only with pylons or columns with no need of arches. On the picture can be seen the huge pylons in the Great temple of Amun. Most of the other precincts are closed to the public. Along the avenue which leads to the first pylon can be seen ram headed sphinxes, the ram or the goose is the symbol of the God Amun which was a lot worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. The ancients used to make a pilgrimage to Karnak in honor of the famous God Amun, King of all Pharaohs. The only pilgrims nowadays are the tourists visiting the ruins of Karnak. Karnak is a place not to miss while visiting Egypt as well as the capital city and the neighbouring village Luxor and el-Karnak.

 
 

 

Egypt Temple of Amun

 

 
 
 
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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