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Karnak Temple Why Karnak is special
The Temple of Karnak in Luxor was the spiritual center of the Egyptians. It is enormous - the world's three largest cathedrals combined would fit into it.

Karnak tips and insights
It took millennia to build and enhance the massive Karnak Temple. However, most of the work on Karnak Temple was done by the pharaohs of the New Kingdom (1570-1100 BC).

The Great Hypostyle room is Karnak's most imposing element
The 3,000-plus-year-old venue inside the Temple of Amon-Ra amazed me. Consider:
Another Karnak jewel
The Second Pylon served as a pageantry gate leading to the Great Hypostyle Hall (see photo) - and as a barricade to unauthorized mortals (only the elite could enter).

Location in Egypt
Karnak Temple Map
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