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Temple of Karnak

This temple was not constructed after a single conception, but it was extended and widened over nearly two thousand years. Next to the god Amun it was also dedicated to other gods, like Ptah and Chonsu. The oldest parts of the temple are situated in the east and date from the 11th dynasty. The most truly astonishing feature is the unique immense hypostyle hall, 102 metres long and 53 metres wide, containing 134 sandstone columns, which are arranged into 16 rows on 5,400 square metres.

The Sphinx Avenue

Temple of Karnak


The temple enjoyed its income from a considerable number of estates all over the country. Worth seeing are also two obelisks, the sacred lake, the huge Scarabeus and the Sphinx avenue connecting the Karnak Temple with the Luxor Temple.


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