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"Temple of Amon" Al Karnak Favorite Tip by draguza

Al Karnak General: 15 reviews and 12 photos

  Me in the Temple
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  • Me in the Temple - Al Karnak
      Me in the Temple
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  • Inside the Temple - Al Karnak
      Inside the Temple
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Favorite thing: Egyptian cult temples like those at Karnak and Luxor were dedicated to gods who were served there by the pharaoh and his priests. In return, the gods gave life and order to the land of Egypt. The pharaoh of ancient Egypt was more than a head of state, he was looked upon as a divine link between the gods and his people.

Fondest memory: An entrance pylon of massive, twin towers was fronted by obelisks and statues. This led to an open peristyle court beyond which was a columned hypostyle hall. Finally came dimly lit chambers that included the holy inner sanctum that was dedicated to the temple god and accessible only to the pharaoh and priests.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 20, 2006
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