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Temple of Karnak


Temple of Karnak
Known as Ipet-isut by the ancient Egyptians, the Temple of Karnak is in fact a whole city of temples that were constructed over two millennia ago and were originally made in tribute to the Theben triad of Amon, Mut and Khonsu. Within easy reach of central Luxor, this entire ancient city covers some 200 acres / 120 hectares, with the many attractions at the Amon enclosure alone covering a massive 60 acres / 36 hectares. The biggest temple at the heart of the city is awesome and so big that the cathedrals of Notre Dame, St. Peter’s and Milan would be lost within its spacious confines. The 54,000 square-foot Hypostyle Hall has a total of 134 columns and is hailed as the largest room within a religious building anywhere in the world

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