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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 SS984631jhp 
 Thutmosis Pillar Karnak central court Granite Hatshepsut Obelisks sunrise Egypt is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This colourful pillar is one of two erected by Thutmosis 111 in front of the barque sanctuary in the Great Temple of Amun painted and carved with the heraldic plants representing the lily or lotus flower of Upper Egypt and the papyrus of Lower. He also who made considerable contributions to the construction of the Karnak complex with pylons, obelisks, one of which still stands, and a Festival Hall. This particular photograph was taken in 1998 as part of a Stars and Signs cruise and we were able to access the temple at sunrise before it opened to the main package tour traffic. This allowed photos to be taken in beautiful golden early morning light which was particularly useful in highlighting some of the rich wall reliefs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 111, pillar, pillars, two, heraldic, barque, sanctuary, Amun, precinct, lily, Upper, flower, papyrus, Lower, plants, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, blocks, cartouche, colour, slide, film, Velvia, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, manual, camera, scanned, scan, November, 1998, dawn, sunrise, early, morning, golden, light
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Karnak Temple
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Karnak Temple SS984631jhp
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Thutmosis Pillar Karnak central court Granite Hatshepsut Obelisks sunrise Egypt

is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This colourful pillar is one of two erected by Thutmosis 111 in front of the barque sanctuary in the Great Temple of Amun painted and carved with the heraldic plants representing the lily or lotus flower of Upper Egypt and the papyrus of Lower. He also who made considerable contributions to the construction of the Karnak complex with pylons, obelisks, one of which still stands, and a Festival Hall. This particular photograph was taken in 1998 as part of a Stars and Signs cruise and we were able to access the temple at sunrise before it opened to the main package tour traffic. This allowed photos to be taken in beautiful golden early morning light which was particularly useful in highlighting some of the rich wall reliefs.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 111, pillar, pillars, two, heraldic, barque, sanctuary, Amun, precinct, lily, Upper, flower, papyrus, Lower, plants, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, blocks, cartouche, colour, slide, film, Velvia, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, manual, camera, scanned, scan, November, 1998, dawn, sunrise, early, morning, golden, light
 


 

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