"Karnak, EG" Al Karnak by dromosapien

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Sacred Lake at Karnak

- man made pool that was used for a purification of souls ritual
builder: Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC)

* Karnak Temple Complex - the ‘most selected of places’ begun by Senusret I (reign: 1971-1926 BC) and completed by Nectanebo I (reign: c.378-361 BC) when he added the exterior walls.

constructed: abt. 1991-30 BC
located: in the town of El-Karnak, 2.5 km / 1.6 miles north 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 Jul 18, 2015
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