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Karnak Temple Complex

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The complex is a vast open-air museum and the largest ancient religious site in the world. It is believed to be the second most visited historical site in Egypt; only the Giza Pyramids near Cairo receive more visits. it was founded 3200 BC. Approximately thirty pharaohs contributed to the buildings, enabling it to reach a size, complexity, and diversity not seen elsewhere. Few of the individual features of Karnak are unique, but the size and number of features are overwhelming. The whole complex took more than 700 years to built!.

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A: Karnak Temple at Night

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B: Temple Of Karnak, Avenue of ram headed Sphynxes, 1st Pylon

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Temple Of Karnak, Avenue of ram headed Sphynxes, 1st Pylon

C: Karnak Temple maquette

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D: Al Karnak - Statue of Pinedjem

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E: Great Forecourt of the Precinct of Amun-Re, Karnak Temple

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F: Karnak complex.

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Karnak complex.

G: Karnak complex.

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Karnak complex.

H: Temple Of Karnak,

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I: Karnak Temple Colums

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Karnak Temple Colums

J: Temple Of Karnak, engraved wall

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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.

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