0 Likes

Al Karnak - Pillars of the Great Hypostyle Hall
Luxor & Karnak

One famous aspect of Karnak, is the Hypostyle Hall in the Precinct of Amun-Re, a hall area of 50,000 sq ft (5,000 m2) with 134 massive columns arranged in 16 rows. 122 of these columns are 10 meters tall, and the other 12 are 21 meters tall with a diameter of over three meters.

The architraves on top of these columns are estimated to weigh 70 tons. These architraves may have been lifted to these heights using levers. This would be an extremely time-consuming process and also would require great balance to get to such great heights. A common alternative theory about how they were moved is that there were large ramps made of sand mud brick or stone and the stones were towed up the ramps. If they used stone for the ramps they would have been able to build the ramps with much less material. The top of the ramps presumably would have either wooden tracks or cobblestones for towing the megaliths.

There is an unfinished pillar in an out of the way location that indicated how it would have been finished. Final carving was executed after the drums were put in place so that it was not damaged while being placed. Several experiments moving megaliths with ancient technology were made at other locations – some of them are listed here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karnak

Copyright: Konrad Łaszczyński
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8738x4369
Uploaded: 25/02/2012
Updated: 11/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: karnak; egypt; hypostyle; wall; pillars; temple
comments powered by Disqus

www.360tourist.net
Temple Of Karnak, engraved wall
www.360tourist.net
The Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak Temple
Andrey K.
Luxor. The Karnak Temple
William Hamblin
Karnak Temple, Hypostyle hall
Андрей Ильин
Restoration works in Karnak.
Андрей Ильин
Karnak complex.
Андрей Ильин
Karnak complex.
www.360tourist.net
Temple Of Karnak, Great Hypostyle Hall, Painted colums
Martin Broomfield
Court at the Temple of Ramesses III, Karnak
Andrey Ilyin
The Hatshepsut Obelisque
Mike Anton
Great Forecourt of the Precinct of Amun-Re, Karnak Temple
Konrad Łaszczyński
Al Karnak - Statue of Pinedjem
Zakirov Aleksey
Ice lake Baikal
Alexandr Sled
Lviv zakat
Arroz Marisco
Planet of the Apes
Jörgen Tannerstedt
Lighthouse at the southern cape of Oland
Joby Catto
Sylvia Plath’s grave at Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge
UAV Puebla
Catedral de Puebla: Vista Aérea
Marcin Klaban
Abandoned school workshops
Libor Fettr
Rejviz World War Memorial
jacky cheng
云冈石窟-五号窟-2
Joby Catto
View from the stalls at Hulme Hippodrome, June 2013
Jeffrey Martin
The Strange Old Library (Místodržitelský letohrádek) - 3
Victorina
Fir-tree in frost on the top of mountain Pyhä
Konrad Łaszczyński
Al Karnak - Statue of Pinedjem
Konrad Łaszczyński
Typical store in Fes
Konrad Łaszczyński
Al Karnak - Pillars of the Great Hypostyle Hall
Konrad Łaszczyński
Italy, Bergamo Santa Maria Maggiore
Konrad Łaszczyński
Morocco, Tetouan Avenue Hassan II stairs
Konrad Łaszczyński
Morocco, Tanger Restaurant Comedia upstairs
Konrad Łaszczyński
Morocco, Tanger hotel upstairs
Konrad Łaszczyński
Nowy branszczyk krzyz gmina branszczyk
Konrad Łaszczyński
Ring Statue of Folk Dance Berikaoba
Konrad Łaszczyński
Poreba gmina branszczyk
Konrad Łaszczyński
Ulica bielinska branszczyk
Konrad Łaszczyński
Knurowiec gmina branszczyk
More About Luxor & Karnak

Part of the Holy Land, Egypt offers a fascinating mixture of ancient pyramids, temples and other religious monuments. There are numerous possibilities to explore Egypt from desert treks to trips down the Nile or scuba diving in the Red Sea and along the Sinai coast. Cairo, which means “The Triumphant”, is home to the pyramids, sphinx and over 17 million residents within its metropolitan area. Luxor is often described as the world’s largest open air museum, built on the ancient city of Thebes. The Karnak temple complex, located near Luxor, is a collection of ancient temples, chapels and various other buildings.