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Review of Temple of Karnak

Temple of Karnak
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Luxor Sound and Light Show Tickets and Transport
Ranked #1 of 51 things to do in Luxor
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

You must see this temple. I was so impressed by huge columns with hieroglyphs and obelisks. I did walk there from the Luxor downtown (Pavilion Winter Palace Hotel) around 45 min - 1-hour walk depends on your walking speed. It is a bit crowded attraction. Make sure you have a bottle of water and good walking shoes. Must see in Luxor.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I was in awe the entire time just imagining the history of this place. The 134 columns are more magnificent than I imagined. It takes a good hour to go in and take the place in. Don’t be afraid to wander around a little and see all it has to offer.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Ragab was an incredibly informative guide. He spent quite a bit of time with us and allowed us to do some exploring on our own. He made us feel very comfortable.
his driver, Sayeed was also very efficient .
I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Thank allyson t
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

The Karnak temple complex at Luxor developed over more than 1,000 years, principally between the Twelfth and Twentieth Dynasties. It was, at its peak, the largest and most important religious complex in ancient Egypt. The most significant structure of this temple complex and considered as the largest religious building ever built, is the Temple of Amun-Re. To the north of the temple of Amum Re is the Temple of Mont, the war god and to the south is a horseshoe-shaped sacred lake, devoted to the goddess Mut, wife of Amon. Both these temples is said to be built during the reign of Amenhotep III.
The Temple of Amun-Ra is particularly famous for the vast Hypostyle Hall, which occupies the space between the third and second pylons. The area of this vast hall, one of the wonders of antiquity, is about 54,000 square feet. The credit of constructing this vast Hall goes to Seti I & and Ramses II. Historical reliefs on the outer walls show the victories of Seti in Palestine and Ramses II defeating the Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh. The Hall has twelve enormous columns of about 80 feet high supporting the roofing slabs.
It has been called a great historical document in stone: in it are reflected the fluctuating fortunes of the Egyptian empire. In the 17th century, Karnak Temple complex became one of the most important religious sites in the entire Egypt and its Karnak’s significance rose as the temple began to be used for the king coronation rituals.
There are no fewer than 10 pylons, separated by courts and halls and nowadays numbered for convenience, number one being the latest addition. Pylons one through six form the main east-west axis leading toward the Nile. The seventh and eighth pylons were erected in the 15th century BCE by Thutmose III and Queen Hatshepsut, respectively, and the ninth and tenth during Horemheb’s reign (1319–1292). These pylons formed a series of processional gateways at right angles to the main axis, linking the temple with that of Mut to the south and, farther, by way of the avenue of sphinxes, with the temple at Luxor 2 miles (3 km) away.
Karnak also called Al-Karnak along with Luxor, the Valley of Kings and the Valley of Queens which forms the part of ancient Thebes were designated a UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1979.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

These are remarkable as have been there thousands of years and cover a big area. This was a remarkable find as have ben covered for a long time

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