"Karnak, EG" Al Karnak by dromosapien

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Sacred Lake at Karnak

- was used for a purification of souls ritual

constructed: Queen Hatshepsut (reign- 1473-1458)

* Karnak Temple, earlier named Ipet Isut ‘most sacred of places’, it contains the temples of Mut, Montu and Amun

constructed: abt. 1991 BC – 30 BC
location: city of Luxor

Hatshepsut’s Obelisk

monument to first female Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut (reign-1473-1458 BC)

constructed: abt. 1450 BC
height: 29.56 meters / 96 feet
material: red granite

Temple of Amon

entrance to the Temple of Amon

constructed: 1530 BC–323 BC

  • Last visit to Al Karnak: May 2001
  • Intro Updated Oct 6, 2012
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