Karnak Temple

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KARNAK TEMPLE - This vast temple complex just to the north of Luxor, consists of three main areas. The largest of these areas is the temple dedicated to Amon and is the masterpiece of the ancient city of Thebes.
There are many theories covering the main function of the temple and some of the inscriptions, which are unusually immodest, have lead to speculation of fertility rituals.
The greatest part of the temple is the magnificent Hypostyle Hall consisting of 134 massive columns 23 metres high creating an impression of enormous 'power' and strength.

 

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