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Karnak TempleUNESCO – World Heritage

Featured in Religious Architecture, Around the World With Monuments and All Things Egyptian

The temple complex of Karnak, dedicated to the Pharoah Amun, was the centre of his worship and of his wife Mut and their son Khons. Each of them had a “precinct” (area) in the temple complex, the greatest and largest belonging to Amun. There was also a precinct for Montu, the falcon-headed local god.

Construction on the Karnak temple complex began in the 16th century BC and continued into the Greco-Roman period – a period of up to 1300 years of construction. Around 30 successive pharoahs added their own touches to the complex: a new temple, shrine, or pylon and carved detailed hieroglyphic inscriptions.

The Karnak temple complex is huge, covering a site almost a mile by two miles in area. There are over 25 temples and chapels in the complex, including separate shrines for the three boats that took the statues of the gods on their annual trip on the flooding Nile. Sanctuaries, obelisks, and groups of columns all feature accounts of the heroic deeds of the sponsoring pharoah.

Temple of Karnak

Karnak – Wikipedia

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  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkalmost 3 years ago

    Nicely taken Marilyn. Thanks for the story too. Interesting journey.

  • Thanks John! Appreciate! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 3 years ago

    wonderful capture Marilyn

  • Thanks Maggie! :o)

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

    2 iMAGES PER DAY 2011/11/05

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoalmost 3 years ago

    Nice perspective…

  • Thank you so much – appreciate! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • katekreations
    katekreationsover 2 years ago

    Congratulations featured 24th january 2012

  • Thank You so much Kate. Sorry for the late response – have been away! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 2 years ago

  • Thank You so much Dawn and All Things Egyptian for this honour! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

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