The temple of Karnak is a vast complex of temples in Luxor, mainly dedicated to Amun and which was built in 2000 BC. It is an impressive scene, the second only for the Great Pyramid.
What things to see in the Karnak Temple?
The temple complex of Karnak is huge, its area is about a mile on two miles. There are more than twenty five temples and sanctuaries in this complex, which have separate temples for three boats, which took the statues of the deities on their annual trip to the Nile during the floods. In groups of shrines, observers and pillars, there are descriptions of the heroic towers of the spirits.
Significant differences between Karnak and most other temples and places in Egypt are the length of its development and use. Approximately thirty Pharaohs helped build buildings, allowing them to grow in size, complexity and diversity in other places. Some of the otter's individual features are unique, but because of its size and number of functions, it is one of Egypt's most influential temple complexes.
The Karnak complex comprises some of the best examples of the early Egyptian design and building. Among them is the hypostyle hall, considered one of the greatest architectural achievements in the world. It is filled with one hundred and thirty four giant pillars of around 70 feet and around 45 feet. This hall has an area of nearly 64,586 square feet.
The most magnificent temple of the temples of Karnak is the temple of Amun (Amun site), which is the only section open to the public. It was introduced by the Sphinxes or Sacred Way, which formerly stretched from Karnak to Luxor for two miles.
The obelisk of Thutmose I, a 22 meter high monument, is one of the original four obelisks.