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Photos in this gallery include the whole of Karnak itself, the open air museum, temples of Khonsu and Ptah and the Sound and Light Show night images.
Karnak Temple Ptah EG053554jhp 
 Temple Ptah Karnak Egypt gate six decorated Ptolemaic Gods custodians which is located inside the north enclosure wall of the Karnak Complex at Luxor on the East Bank of the River Nile. It is a delightful small temple and very seldom frequented so always quiet although an extra ‘entry’ fee maybe required to keep the local custodians happy. Constructed by Thutmosis 111 during his reign 1500-1450BC it shows continuous repair and additions through until the Ptolemaic period while inside the small sanctuaries are broken granite states of Ptah and Sekhmet. On the day I visited we had very poor light conditions caused by an encroaching sand storm and it was very overcast and my batteries also ran out just as I was doing the interior photographs and tut tut, no spares. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, River, Nile, east, Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Karnak, Temple, Ptah, Khonsu, Mut, Ma'at, Ptolemy V11, six, gates, custodians, entrance, galabea, turban, landscape, history, archaeology, Egyptology, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Ptolemaic, construction, restoration, additions, decorated, Gods, hieroglyphics, sandstone
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Karnak Temple
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Karnak Temple Ptah EG053554jhp
Upload Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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Temple Ptah Karnak Egypt gate six decorated Ptolemaic Gods custodians

which is located inside the north enclosure wall of the Karnak Complex at Luxor on the East Bank of the River Nile. It is a delightful small temple and very seldom frequented so always quiet although an extra ‘entry’ fee maybe required to keep the local custodians happy. Constructed by Thutmosis 111 during his reign 1500-1450BC it shows continuous repair and additions through until the Ptolemaic period while inside the small sanctuaries are broken granite states of Ptah and Sekhmet. On the day I visited we had very poor light conditions caused by an encroaching sand storm and it was very overcast and my batteries also ran out just as I was doing the interior photographs and tut tut, no spares.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, River, Nile, east, Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Karnak, Temple, Ptah, Khonsu, Mut, Ma'at, Ptolemy V11, six, gates, custodians, entrance, galabea, turban, landscape, history, archaeology, Egyptology, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Ptolemaic, construction, restoration, additions, decorated, Gods, hieroglyphics, sandstone
 


 

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