Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple

The Great Temple at Karnak (seen here from the sacred lake) was located in Northern Thebes and dedicated to Egypt’s state god, Amon-Re. It is not just one temple, but a complex of temples that have been modified and added to many times in history. Thebes was Egypt’s capital city during the empire’s peak.

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Karnak Temple giant columns

Colossal columns from the Great Temple at Karnak located in Northern Thebes and dedicated to Egypt’s state god, Amon-Re. It is not just one temple, but a complex of temples that have been modified and added to many times in history. Thebes was Egypt’s capital city during the empire’s peak.

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Karnak Temple Giant columns

Giant columns from the hypostyle (pillared) hall of the Temple at Karnak located in Northern Thebes and dedicated to Egypt’s state god, Amon-Re. Some of the pillars were 78 feet high. This vast hall covers 5,800 square yards. It is one of the great wonders of the ancient world.

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Karnak Temple massive walls

Massive walls, columns and colossi from the Great Temple at Karnak located in Northern Thebes and dedicated to Egypt’s state god, Amon-Re. It is not just one temple, but a complex of temples that have been modified and added to many times in history. Thebes was Egypt’s capital city during the empire’s peak.

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Karnak Temple obelisk

Obelisk from the Great Temple at Karnak located in Northern Thebes. Originally obelisks were erected in pairs at the entrances to ancient Egyptian temples. They were cut from a single stone, usually red granite. One of a pair of obelisks at Karnak erected by Thutmose I is 80 feet high and weights 143 tons.

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