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Karnak Temple

Although most people coming out to Karnak only visit the Temple of Amun. actually believing that it is named Karnak Temple, there is more here. There arc 3 main temple enclosures, with the temples of Mut and the Precinct of Mont in addition to Amun's. Inside the Precinct of Amun are several more tem

Karnak Temple

Although most people coming out to Karnak only visit the Temple of Amun. actually believing that it is named Karnak Temple, there is more here. There arc 3 main temple enclosures, with the temples of Mut and the Precinct of Mont in addition to Amun's. Inside the Precinct of Amun are several more temples. For the modern day visitor, it is clearly the Temple of Amun which deserves most of the attention. But if you have lime and interest a few of the others are definitely interesting. The best among the lot is the Temple of Khonsu. while the Temple of Ramses 3 is usually visited as was it a part of the Temple of Amun. Interesting also are the Chapels of the Hearing Ear. laid out along the same axis as the Temple of Amun. The Jubilee Temple of Amenophis 2 beyond the 9th Pylon is only of limited interest, while the Temple of Opel, next to the Temple of Khonsu. is closed. Temple of Amun as seen from the roof of the Temple of Khonsu. The 1st Pylonto the far left, then the Temple of Ramses3 followed b the Great Hypostyle Hall almost at the centre, and the tallest of the two obelisks is one of Hatshcpsut's. In front lies the rubble temple structures yet not reconstructed. All is numbered, and comes from all over Karnak. Should you walk over to the temples to the south, lake a look at the gates, the one in front of the 9th Pylon, marking the beginning of the Avenue of Sphinxes, and the splendid Gateway of Eucrgetes 2 in front of the Pylon of the Temple of Khonsu. The construction time for the temples at Karnak is no less than 1,300 years. According to reports of the 12th century BCE were there more than KO.000 workers and slaves engaged in the building process here. Styles vary a lot, but they share the same focal point, the Theban triad of gods, the father Amun-Re. mother Mut and their son Khonsu.

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