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Peristyle court of the Luxor Temple at night
Luxor & Karnak

The great peristyle (colonnade) court of the ancient Egyptian temple of Luxor at night.  The massive columns are decorated with images of Egyptian temple ritual.

Copyright: William Hamblin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13752x6876
Taken: 24/01/2010
Uploaded: 31/01/2010
Updated: 03/03/2015
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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.