Karnak Temple at Luxor
KARNAK TEMPLE - This vast temple complex just to the north of Luxor, consists of three main areas. The largest of these areas is the temple dedicated to Amon and is the masterpiece of the ancient city of Thebes.
There are many theories covering the main function of the temple and some of the inscriptions, which are unusually immodest, have lead to speculation of fertility rituals.
|The Avenue of Rams leading to the West gate of the Karnak Temple complex||The Avenue of Rams and the West gate of the Karnak Temple complex|
|The main Avenue running West to East within the complex leading towards the Hipostyle Hall||A view of the magnificent columns of the Hypostyle Hall in Karnak Temple|
|Another view of the columns of the Hypostyle Hall showing the size compared to people||Looking up at the massive columns in the Hypostyle Hall|
|The colossal statue of Pinedjem in the first courtyard - with palmtree behind!||A colonade of pillars within the Temple complex. Any further information would be gratefully received.|
|The obelisk of Tutmose III. The only other obelisk, attributed to Queen Hatshepsut, was defaced by Tutmose to discredit the Queen.||The remains of a statue clasping an Ankh - the symbol of life - in either hand.|
|The Avenue of Rams looking west in the light of the evening sun||A view looking over part of the Karnak Temple complex as the sun goes down.|
|Looking across Luxor rooves to the pylons of Luxor Temple|
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