Sightseeings

THE KARNAK TEMPLE COMPLEX

The Karnak temple complex is considered the greatest religious temple ever established. It is situated on the east bank of the river Nile in Luxor, and it includes multiple decayed temples, chapels, and other buildings. Its construction started from the midst of the reign of Senusret I and extended till the Ptolemaic period. The temple was dedicated to the god Amun, and it consists of four parts: the precinct of Amun-Ra, the precinct of Mut, the precinct of Montu, and the temple of Amenhotep IV.

What distinguishes the temple complex from other temples in Egypt is the time taken for its construction. The largeness and the diversity of the complex were the results of the contribution of more than thirty Pharaohs during its establishment. The numerous and diverse features found in the construction of the complex are enormous.

The Hypostyle Hall in the Precinct of Amun-Ra is always the area that attracts visitors. The area covers 50,000sq ft .There are also 134 huge columns set out in 16 rows. Since each column weighs about 70 tons what can really be fascinating is the technique used to lift it.