The temple of Karnak is located on the eastern bank of the Nile in Luxor.
It is located 3 km from Luxor.
Temple built to worship the famous Pharaonic god ” Amun Ra ” and his wife, the goddess of death, and their son, God Khons, each of which has its own temple.
It is considered one of the largest and most luxurious temples in ancient Egypt, and perhaps larger than any contemporary temple in the world.
This temple is an honest record of the history of ancient Egypt and its civilizations in particular, and the ancient Arab East region and its environs in general. From the era of the Middle Egyptian state (2050 BC) to the Ptolemaic period, that is, about two thousand years and the rulers of Egypt added sacred architectural structures to this temple, which made it an authentic historical document.
History of Karnak Temple
- The temple was built for the worship of God Amun, as we have seen. That land was a very holy place.
- Amon’s strength increased in the eleventh dynasty in a large way, and he combined with the sun god “Ra”.
- While Senusert the First appeared to build in the period 1971 BC until 1926 BC.
The Complex, internationally known as the Karnak, is a huge gathering of ruins of temples, chapels, grand columns, and other buildings.
Name : Its name in ancient Egypt was ” Ipet-isut ” . the main temple of the goddess Thytha, whose head was in the well-lit city of Taibe.
He takes the current name from the nearby village surrounding it, the village of Karnak.
one of the most important landmarks of Luxor, where every king of successive kings tried to make his temple the most magnificent.
Singularly distinguish him from his predecessor so Karnak Temples turned into a complete guide and a variety showing the stages of development of ancient Egyptian art and pharaonic architecture.
Temple of Karnak is the largest one of worship of the gods and is located on an area of 200 acres.
Besides, it contains many temples, including the Great Temple of ” Amun Ra”.
The Temples of ” Ptah”, Menato, Khansu, and Aten, as well as temples of goddesses ” Mut ” and “Tibet “.
Most of these surrounded by a thick brick wall with eight gates.
There is a road linking the Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple, name: ” El -Kebash road “
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Opening Time :
- Temple opens every day from 7 AM to 5 PM.
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We organize a daily Luxor tour to visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.
And don’t miss the charming evening in Karnak :
Karnak sound and light show, which are a great way to discover the Temple.