Egypt Temple of amun







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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