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Karnak in Upper Egypt was a village built in honor of Amon at around 3200 B.C.
The northern temple is the Temple of Mont, the god of war while the southern temple, which has a horseshoe-shaped lake, was devoted to the goddess Mut, wife of Amon. Between these two temples lay the largest of all Egyptian temples, the great metropolitan temple of Amon, which was in turn built by many different pharaohs over a long period of Egyptian history.
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This place is a must for all Egyptian lovers -- marvel at the massive columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall. The complex is also known as Ipet-Isut which literally means THE MOST PERFECT OF PLACES - what a name!
But this place was not built by just one person, but by generations of pharaohs spanning 1500 years at least! I particularly like the contributions of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut --- go find her obelisks when you're there, you won't miss it because it is the tallest at 100 feet!
The Egyptians believe that the preservation of a person's name and his image guarantees immortality and life beyond... more travel advice
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