By : Nada Yahia | 20 May 2020
Karnak is an ancient Egyptian temple precinct located on the east bank of the Nile River in Thebes modern-day Luxor. Karnak is an extraordinary complex of sanctuaries, kiosks, pylons and obelisks dedicated to the Theban triad but also to the greater glory of pharaohs. The Karnak Temple dates back from around 2055 BC to around 100 AD.
the Temple of Karnak or the complex of temples dedicated to the worship of god Amun was quite significant for the ancient Egyptians and their kings who tried their best to have their contributions added to the temple. At the centre of the complex of temples of Karnak, there is the temple of Amun; the king of gods. This temple is featured with its vast halls, huge columns, and the sacred lake; which is the largest existing lake in Egypt and Magic Life Tours agency offers you this trip, you can visit Karnak Temple with Magic Life Tours. The complex is dominated by the great Temple of Amun-Ra – one of the world's largest religious complexes – with its famous hypostyle hall, a spectacular forest of giant papyrus-shaped columns. This main structure is surrounded by the houses of Amun's wife Mut and their son Khonsu, two other huge temple complexes on this site. On its southern side, the Mut Temple Enclosure was once linked to the main temple by an avenue of ram-headed sphinxes. To the north is the Montu Temple Enclosure, which honoured the local Theban war god.
Construction of temples started in the Middle Kingdom and continued into Ptolemaic times. Approximately thirty pharaohs contributed to the buildings, enabling it to reach a size, complexity, and diversity not seen elsewhere. Few of the individual features of Karnak are unique, but the size and number of features are overwhelming. Karnak has a sound and light show that is offered in several different languages. The show takes place 3 times a night, but you should consult your tour guide or your hotel about the languages of the various showings. Book your Karnak Temple trip with Magic Life Tours and enjoy visiting it with a professional tour guides.
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