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Picture tour inside The Massive Karnak Temple

http://www.egyptraveluxe.com/luxor_excursions.php

The Karnak Temple Complex—usually called Karnak—comprises a vast mix of ruined temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, notably the Great Temple of Amun and a massive structure begun by Pharaoh Ramses II (ca. 1391–1351 BC). Sacred Lake is part of the site as well. It is located near Luxor, some 500 km south of Cairo, in Egypt. The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut ("The Most Selected of Places") and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. The Karnak complex takes its name from the nearby, and partly surrounded, modern village of el-Karnak, some 2.5 km north of Luxor.

1- The enterance to the main temple of Karnak -The avenue of the ram-headed sphinxes
The visitor will enter the temple from Its eastern entrance which in ancient times was connected with the river Nile ended with a marina for the boats doc…