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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.
Luxor Karnak Temple EG962003jhp 
 Karnak Egyptian Temple Eighth Pylon hypostyle hall broken blocks side view located on the transverse axis south from the main central area in this large site near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view is of the Eighth Pylon with its southern face dominated by five colossal figures from Amenhotep 1, the most complete and Amenhotep 11 while the two either side of the doorway are of Tuthmosis 11 and all were later restored by Tuthmosis 111 although all are now in very poor condition. The pylon was originally raised by Hatshepsut but subsequently her identity was removed as was the name of Amun which offended the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten but later restored by Seti 1. The area around the eighth to tenth pylons is largely covered in various blocks of variously decorated stone all eventually waiting new homes in restored chapels such as that of Hatshepsut's Chapelle Rouge in the Open Air Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, eighth, pylon, view, hypostyle, first, limestone, statues, damaged, broken, headless, Amenhotep 1, 11, Tuthmosis, 11, 111, Tuthmose, Hatshepsut, Sety 1, Sethos, Seti, court, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, sandstone, blocks, Horus, carving, hieroglyphs, storage, obelisks, 1996, slide, film, 35mm, Fuji, RDP, Nikon, FM2, EG20, manual, scanned, scan
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Karnak Temple
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Luxor Karnak Temple EG962003jhp
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Karnak Egyptian Temple Eighth Pylon hypostyle hall broken blocks side

view located on the transverse axis south from the main central area in this large site near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view is of the Eighth Pylon with its southern face dominated by five colossal figures from Amenhotep 1, the most complete and Amenhotep 11 while the two either side of the doorway are of Tuthmosis 11 and all were later restored by Tuthmosis 111 although all are now in very poor condition. The pylon was originally raised by Hatshepsut but subsequently her identity was removed as was the name of Amun which offended the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten but later restored by Seti 1. The area around the eighth to tenth pylons is largely covered in various blocks of variously decorated stone all eventually waiting new homes in restored chapels such as that of Hatshepsut's Chapelle Rouge in the Open Air Museum.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, eighth, pylon, view, hypostyle, first, limestone, statues, damaged, broken, headless, Amenhotep 1, 11, Tuthmosis, 11, 111, Tuthmose, Hatshepsut, Sety 1, Sethos, Seti, court, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, sandstone, blocks, Horus, carving, hieroglyphs, storage, obelisks, 1996, slide, film, 35mm, Fuji, RDP, Nikon, FM2, EG20, manual, scanned, scan
 


 

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