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Karnak Temple (Egypt)

Karnak Temple (Egypt)

location: The Karnak Temple Complex is located on the East bank of the River Nile in Luxor and includes a number of decayed temples, chapels and other buildings, It is located at “Thebes” Luxor city. karnak temple known as the temple of Amun.


Climate: The month with the highest average low temperature is July (23.6°C). The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (5.4°C).


Sightseeing: The Temple of Amun was in constant use with perpetual growth for over 2,000 years and considered one of the most sacred sites in Egypt. The priests of Amun who oversaw the administration of the temple became increasingly wealthy and powerful to the point that they were able to take control of the government of Thebes toward the end of the New Kingdom when rule of the country became divided between theirs at Thebes in Upper Egypt and that of the pharaoh in the city of Per-Ramesses in Lower Egypt.

Khonsu Temple: At the other end of the First Open Court is the Bubastite Portal, a gateway built by Twenty-Second Dynasty king Sheshonq I. A pathway out this gateway now leads you to a Third Intermediate Period temple dedicated to the son in the Theban Triad: Khonsu. The Temple of Khonsu, before which stands the stunning gateway built by Ptolemy III (the Bab el-Amara), is the most complete element of the Karnak temple complex.

Thutmose III’s Festival Hall: As you make your way into the central part of Karnak along the the main axis, you will pass through the fourth and fifth pylons into the inner sanctuary. Behind Karnak’s main sanctuary is a structure known as the Akh-Menu, or Festival Hall of Thutmose III from the Eighteenth Dynasty and Sacred Lake.

Precinct of Mut: Located to the south of the newer Amen-Re complex, this precinct was dedicated to the mother goddess, Mut, who became identified as the wife of Amun-Re in the Eighteenth Dynasty Theban Triad. It has several smaller temples associated with it and has its own sacred lake, constructed in a crescent shape. This temple has been ravaged, many portions having been used in other structures.



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