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Karnak Temple, actually the Karnak site, is situated on the East Bank about 3.5km from the Luxor Temple and is the largest of its kind in the world.
The circumference of the temple is of about 4km and the largest temple in Karnak site is Amun Temple, a great Pharaonic God.
The explanation for the site's dimension is given by the fact that although it was originally founded during the Middle Kingdom, the dynasties that came afterwards continued build.
The great front yard was built by Ethiopians, while the Shashank gate and the hall of columns by King Ramsis II.
Behind these great buildings lies the obelisk built by Queen Hatshepsut, then the granite temple and the feasts hall established by King Thotmos III.
On the far horizon appears the holy lake, the remains of Osiris' tomb, the series of the southern walls, the temple of the infant god Khonso and Obet Temple.
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