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Karnak Khonsu Pylon EG075032jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Khonsu Pinedjem Pylon entrance Ramesside columns bases located to the SW corner of this huge sprawling site on the East Bank of the River Nile near the modern City of Luxor and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view is taken from the entrance in front of the pylon of the Temple of Khonsu and the temple is worth a visit as it is usually free of crowds, is well preserved and is adjacent to a nicely decorated Temple of Opet, a Goddess hippopotamus deity who assisted women in childbearing. Built mainly by Ramesses 111 and 1V but later additions by various kings including the Propylon Gate built by Ptolemy 111 from which an avenue of sphinxes leads to the Precinct of Mut, unfortunately closed to the public. The pylon was later decorated in place by the High Priest Pinedjem, later a King and the columned court inside is attributed to the King Herihor. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Karnak Temple
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Karnak Khonsu Pylon EG075032jhp
Upload Date: Friday, October 19, 2007
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Karnak Temple Egyptian Khonsu Pinedjem Pylon entrance Ramesside columns bases

located to the SW corner of this huge sprawling site on the East Bank of the River Nile near the modern City of Luxor and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view is taken from the entrance in front of the pylon of the Temple of Khonsu and the temple is worth a visit as it is usually free of crowds, is well preserved and is adjacent to a nicely decorated Temple of Opet, a Goddess hippopotamus deity who assisted women in childbearing. Built mainly by Ramesses 111 and 1V but later additions by various kings including the Propylon Gate built by Ptolemy 111 from which an avenue of sphinxes leads to the Precinct of Mut, unfortunately closed to the public. The pylon was later decorated in place by the High Priest Pinedjem, later a King and the columned court inside is attributed to the King Herihor.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East, Bank, River, Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Khonsu, pylon, entrance, door, gate, Ramses, Ramesses, Ramasses, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, temple, wall, reliefs, bas reliefs, carvings, avenue, sphinxes, Mut, fašade, Pinudjem, Amun, Alexander, Amun-Re, Osiris, enclosure
 


 

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