Karnak Temple is one of the most important Egyptian temples and one of the largest built by the Pharaonic kings of Egypt, because it represents a rich historical record of Egyptian civilization from the Middle Kingdom to the Ptolemaic era over a period of approximately 2000 years.
Karnak Temple complex is an immense temple that is considered as the most ancient place in the whole country of Egypt. Giza Pyramids in Cairo is the only place that can compete with the greatness of this amazing Temple complex, it consists of four main parts in which the most inclusive part is the only part that is allowed to be visited by the tourists.
The other three parts are smaller temples for Mut, Monto, and Amenhotep IV (who is also known as Akhenaten) and they are not allowed to be visited. Also, smaller refuges and temples that connect the main part with the other three smaller parts which exist in the temple.
You are visiting the heart of ancient Egyptian New Kingdom when you get to visit Karnak temple in Luxor as this wide temple complex was the center of ancient Egyptian religion when the power was concentrated at Luxor (Thebes during ancient Egypt), and its value appears in being very big in size and for its religious significance, the temple served as the center for administration in addition of being the largest temple complex of the New Kingdom Pharaohs of ancient Egypt to be ever built in any other cultures.
Perhaps the largest monumental complex ever built, Karnak is the most important site in Pharaonic Egypt. Enlarged by successive dynasties, its development has continued for over 1500 years and is today a collection of sanctuaries, pylons and obelisks, a true historical open-air stone archive
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Karnak Temple’s peak was during the period of the New Kingdom, Hatshepsut, Ramses II, and other kings take part in such a valuable addition to the temple complex, and even rulers from Greco-roman area continued buildings and restorations afterward.
The most important of the temple which belongs to Amun consists of the most well-known sections of the whole temple complex which includes the Great Hypostyle Hall which is consists of 134 enormous columns and considered to be the most amazing site in Egypt. Its excavations and wall inscriptions which can not be missed to visit.
A sound and light show takes place every night at Karnak temple and is shown in many languages with 3 different times per day, and that amazing laser data show is a great experience to learn about ancient Egyptian history.
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