"Visit the Temple of Karnak" Al Karnak Things to Do Tip by uglyscot
Al Karnak Things to Do: 73 reviews and 171 photos
I think it is a good idea to see the sound and light show at Karnak, and then next morning visit the temple again. Itis vast, and although it takes a long time to see, the columns provide so much shade that you do not feel the heat too much.
Many of the columns show that the inscriptions have been changed- by the deeper cut into the stone. Many parts have been usurped by later pharaohs.
The scenes are so interesting- particularly notice where women have been stroking the erect member of Amun-MIn in the hope that they will have a child.
The temple is basically devoted to Amun-Ra, Khonsu and Mut [The Theban Triad]
Various pharaohs built here: Ramses II and III, Akhnaton, Tuthmosis III,, Hatchepsut, Seti II, Amenhotep I and II, and Seusert I. Others left their mark like Hatchepsut [obelisks] and Taharqa [column] and Horemhab [colonnade].
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