Temple of Karnak (cmrs)

Ubiquitous, at the Nile entrance
Ubiquitous
Ubiquitous, at the Nile entrance
Ubiquitous
1st Pylon
1st Pylon
Avenue of Rams, 1ts Pylon
Avenue of Rams
Rams
Rams
Rams
Rams
      
Rams
Rams
Ram
Ram
1st Pylon
1st Pylon
1st Pylon
1st Pylon
The Great Court
The Great Court
Great Court, remaining column in the Kiosk of Taharqa
Taharqa Column
      
Great Court, Temple of Seti II
Temple of Seti II
Great Court, Colonnade and Rams
Colonnade and Rams
Great Court, Colonnade and Rams
Colonnade and Rams
1st Pylon
1st Pylon
From Great Court toward 2nd Pylon and Hypostyle Hall
2nd Pylon
Great Court, Statue of Ramses II and 2nd Pylon
Great Court
      
Great Court, Ramses II
Ramses II
Great Court, Ramses II, One of His Queens?
Base, Ramses II
The Great Court
The Great Court
Entrance to the Temple of Ramses III
Ramses III
Temple of Ramses II with a glimpse of Osiride Statues
Ramses III
2nd Pylon, Great Hypostyle Hall
2nd Pylon
      
2nd Pylon
2nd Pylon
Gate of Sheshonk
Gate of Sheshonk
Gate of Sheshonk
Gate of Sheshonk
2nd Pylon and the Great Hypostyle Hall
2nd Pylon
2nd Pylon and the Greate Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Grate Hypostyle Hall and Obelisk of Tutmose I
Grate Hypostyle Hall
      
Great Hypostyle Hall, Central aisle, looking west
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
2nd Pylon
2nd Pylon
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
      
Great Hypostyle Hall, looking west with remains of the 4th? Pylon
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
      
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
      
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Pharaoh, the father of his country
Pharaoh
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
      
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Great Hypostyle Hall
Cachette Court, 7th and 8th Pylons
Cachette Court
Cachette Court, 7th and 8th Pylons
7th and 8th Pylons
Cachette Court Wall
Cachette Court Wall
      
Obelisks of Thutmose I(L) and Hatshepsut(R)
Obelisks
Obelisk of Thutmose I
Obelisk of Thutmose I
Obelisk of Hatshepsut and Edifice of Taharqa
Obelisk of Hatshepsut
Central Aisle, Obelisk of Thutmose I
Central Aisle
Sacred Lake
Sacred Lake
Broken Obelisk
Broken Obelisk
      
Broken Obelisk, the top
Broken Obelisk
Toward the Middle Kingdon Sanctuary and the Festival Hall
Festival Hall of Thutmose III and Gate of Nectanebo I
Festival Hall
Stone work quality
Not so many people
Temple of Karnak
      
Unknown Figure
Unknown Figure
Inner Sanctum
Inner Sanctum
Unknown Figures and the Temple of Ptah
Unknown Figures
Unknown Figures
Unknown Figures
Temple of Karnak
Inner Samctum
Inner Samctum
      
Inner Sanctum
Inner Sanctum
Temple of Karnak
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Festival Hall
Inner Sanctum
Inner Sanctum
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
      
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Festival Hall of Thutmose III
Temple of Karnak
Temple of Karnak
      
Temple of Karnak

 

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This is not single temple but a series of temples, kiosks, pylons and obelisks dedicated to the Theban gods of ancient Egypt.  The area is divided into 3 precincts The Precinct of Amun-Re covering 61 acres, the Precinct of Mut covering 37 acres and the Precinct of Montu covering 4 acres.  Major construction occurred during the 18 dynasty (1524 - 1458 BC).  Earlier and later structures are also found here.  There is also a statue of Ramses II (1303 - 1213 BC) here.   First accounts of the area in modern European writings were from 1589 and the first pictures are from 18tth century.  There are remains of a Roman fort here.

We only had three hours here.  The site deserved at least 2 days, perhaps more, for just a cursory inspection.  I would love to be able to return.

Reference/s: Wikipedia
 http://www.desheret.org/photogallery/amuntemple.htm

Identifier: 291, Last Accessed: 2017-07-25 11:50:04

 

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