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Amenhotep 1V Foregate EG074917jhp 
 Open Air Museum Karnak Temple Luxor Foregate Amenhotep pylon Egyptian one of the partially restored exhibits in this delightful Open Air Museum located on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. It is not usually part of the standard tour package so has to be entered ‘privately’ and an additional ticket purchased on entry , accessed from the First Forecourt through the eastern gate past the famous standing statue of Ramses 11. Passing through an area full of stored blocks rescued from other parts of the Karnak site, you can view restored chapels including such as an Amenhotep 1 alabaster barque chapel, the exquisite White Chapel of Senwosret 1, the Chapelle Rouge of Hatshepsut and a recent large addition is the reconstruction of Thutmosis IV [Thutmose] temple for a quiet, contemplative and beautiful experience to the busy main Karnak tour. 
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Amenhotep 1 Chapel EG053519JHP 
 Amenhotep 1 Alabaster Chapel Kiosk Karnak Temple Museum Luxor Egypt was one of the original exhibits in the Open Air Museum in the Karnak complex on the East Bank of the Nile at Luxor. Little is recorded of Amenhotep 1 who ruled around 1550-24BC although his mummy was found in the 1881 royal mummy cache but this beautiful small chapel is one delightful reminder of his 25 year reign. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, open-air, museum, Amenhotep 1, chapel, alabaster, ithyphallic, Amun, carving, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics
Amenhotep 1 Chapel EG053520JHP 
 Karnak Egypt Luxor Museum Amenhotep Alabaster Chapel Side Carvings was one of the original exhibits in the Open Air Museum in the Karnak complex on the East Bank of the Nile at Luxor. Little is recorded of Amenhotep 1 who ruled around 1550-24BC although his mummy was found in the 1881 royal mummy cache but this beautiful small chapel is one delightful reminder of his 25 year reign. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, open-air, museum, Amenhotep 1, chapel, alabaster, ithyphallic, Amun, carving, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics
Amenhotep 1 Chapel EG053522JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian God Amun Ithyphallic Amenhotep 1 Alabaster Chapel Photograph was one of the original exhibits in the Open Air Museum in the Karnak complex on the East Bank of the Nile at Luxor. Little is recorded of Amenhotep 1 who ruled around 1550-24BC although his mummy was found in the 1881 royal mummy cache but this beautiful small chapel is one delightful reminder of his 25 year reign. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, open-air, museum, Amenhotep 1, chapel, alabaster, ithyphallic, Amun, erection, penis, fertility, carving, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics
Amenhotep 1 Chapel EG053523JHP 
 Amenhotep Alabaster Chapel Amun Ithyphallic Carving Karnak Luxor was one of the original exhibits in the Open Air Museum in the Karnak complex on the East Bank of the Nile at Luxor. Little is recorded of Amenhotep 1 who ruled around 1550-24BC although his mummy was found in the 1881 royal mummy cache but this beautiful small chapel is one delightful reminder of his 25 year reign. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, open-air, museum, Amenhotep 1, chapel, alabaster, ithyphallic, Amun, carving, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics
Chapel Rouge Relief EG053513JHP 
 Queen Pharaoh Egyptian Hatshepsut Chapelle Rouge Red Chapel Offering Amun has be partially restored in additon to other small but beautiful chapels and temples in the Open Air Museum, a quiet and contemplative extra to the north east of the main Karnak complex. Karnak is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. 
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Chapel Rouge Relief EG053514JHP 
 Hatshepsut Chapelle Rouge Red Chapel Wall Reliefs Barque Boats Karnak has be partially restored in additon to other small but beautiful chapels and temples in the Open Air Museum, a quiet and contemplative extra to the north east of the main Karnak complex. Karnak is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, open-air, museum, Hatshepsut, Chapelle Rouge, chapel, barque, reliefs, quartzite, red, black, granite, reconstruction, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, woman, pharaoh
Chapel Rouge Relief EG053516JHP 
 Hatshepsut Chapelle Rouge Red Chapel Reconstruction Karnak Temple Luxor Wall has been partially restored in addition to other small but beautiful chapels and temples in the Open Air Museum, a quiet and contemplative extra to the north east of the main Karnak complex. Karnak is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, open-air, museum, Hatshepsut, Chapelle Rouge, chapel, barque, reliefs, quartzite, red, black, granite, reconstruction, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, woman, pharaoh
Chapel Rouge Relief EG053517JHP 
 Ancient Egypt Karnak Museum Hatshepsut Chapelle Rouge Red Chapel has be partially restored in additon to other small but beautiful chapels and temples in the Open Air Museum, a quiet and contemplative extra to the north east of the main Karnak complex. Karnak is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, open-air, museum, Hatshepsut, Chapelle Rouge, chapel, barque, shrine, carried, relief, quartzite, red, black, granite, reconstruction, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, woman, pharaoh
Karnak & Visitors 5067EG07JHP 
 Karnak Temple Tourists Egypt Hypostyle Hall Taharqa Kiosk Crowd Photo visiting this famous site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This is a typical scene in the first court after entering through the main entrance of the first pylon with the remains of the pillared kiosk of Taharqa in a single papyrus column and the large block of alabaster, possible a barque station. Beyond is the second pylon with its decorated front and the beginning of the famous hypostyle hall leading to the distant obelisks and inner sanctuary. 
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Karnak Amenhotep 11 Temple EG075038jhp 
 Karnak Temple Sed festival Amenhotep 11 columns fourth court pylons located on the transverse axis south from the main central area between the ninth and tenth pylons on the east wall of the fourth court 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 looking over the fourth court from the around the eighth to tenth pylons 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. The Jubilee Temple of Amenhotep possibly for the Sed festival has been recently excavated and partially restored and is thought to have been physically moved, stone by stone, from near the eighth pylon by Horemheb when the ninth pylon was added. Although the original temple is attributed to Amenhotep 11 it was later dammaged by the Atenists and then repaired by Sety 1. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, ninth, tenth, pylons, fourth, court, Sed, chapel, festival, jubilee, limestone, Amenhotep, 11, Sety 1, Sethos, Seti, Horemheb, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, sandstone, blocks, ramp, columns, portico, piilared, carving, hieroglyphs, storage
Karnak Amun & Pharaoh EG074951jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Figures Granite Carving Central Court Sanctuary near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photo is situated near the sixth pylon on the outer wall of the inner sanctum around various chapels and shrines attributed to Amenhotep, Hatshepsut and Thutmose leading to the central court area, now a large open space facing the Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. 
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Karnak Barque Shrine Seti 11 5064EG07JHP 
 Karnak Temple Egypt First Courtyard Barque Shrine Seti Way Station Three are located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. The Bargue Shrine of Seti 11 is one of three way stations just to the left on entering through the first pylon of the temple. 
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Karnak Cartouches EG074945jhp 
 Egypt Hatshepsut Obelisk Karnak Temple Cartouches Thutmose Thurmosis hieroglyphs photographed showing two separate cartouches, the central one is that of Thutmosis 11 and the other offset on the right is that of Thutmosis 111 and they are in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. 
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Karnak Carved Wall EG074500jhp 
 Court Pylons Wall Reliefs Karnak Temple Ramesses Asians vanquished carving on the walls of the Court between the seventh and eighth pylons and Ramesses 11 wearing the Red Crown of Lower Egypt in this recording of his military campaign and victories at this site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it is the largest religious complex on the Nile. 
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Karnak Carved Wall EG074950jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Sanctuary Wall Tuthmose Maat Palace Carving obelisk near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photo is situated near the sixth pylon on the outer wall of the inner sanctum around various chapels and shrines attributed to Amenhotep, Hatshepsut and Thutmose 111 leading to the central court area but this outer wall has important offering scnes and texts relating to Tuthmose's military campaigns into Syria and Palestine. Captured on this wall is Tuthmose offering gists to Amun such as two obelisks which had their pyramidions coverd in electrum but were eventually removed. This wall is described as the Palace of Ma'at on the UCLA Karnak website but not mentioned as such in either the Blue Book, Murnane or the touregypt sites. Just visible is the top of the obleisk of Hatshepsut. 
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Karnak Carved Wall EG074977jhp 
 Luxor Karnak Temple Egyptian Carving Central Court wine pouring damaged near the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. The photo is taken around the fourth and fifth pylon and shows possibly a Tuthmosis cartouche but they appear to be damaged, maybe deliberately, but there is hint at the beautiful craftsman ship with the section on the back right showing pouring of the wine nd the clean cut delicate nature of the carvings. 
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Karnak Carved Wall EG074995jhp 
 Court Pylons Wall Reliefs Karnak Temple doorway eighth pylon Roy-Rome priests on the walls in the Court between the seventh and eighth pylons around the doorway into the staircase on the east wing of the Eighth Pylon. On the door lintel are mirror versions of the same person, Roy-Rome, a long serving High Priest to Amun with arms raised in praise but to where a cartouche, now hacked out, would have been. The figures on the right are two priests in linen robes, one of Roy-Rome, the other his son Beknekhonsu offering praise is an extensive area of text which refers to Seti 11. For a detailed description of the Karnak site I recommend the Touregypt.net site and this link will take you onto the site: http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/karnak6.htm 
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Karnak Carved Wall EG074996jhp 
 Court Pylons Wall Reliefs Karnak Temple Gifts Ramesses 1X priest Amun on the wall of the Court between the seventh and eighth pylons where the high priest Amun Amenhotep is acknowledging the receipt of precious gifts including gold and silver from Ramesses 1X. The priest has two officials touching his linen robe possibly indicating how important he is. This photo shows the detail of this scene which is repeated in mirror fashion along the wall and shown in another photo. This tableaux is carved on the eastern wall that connects the two pylons. 
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Karnak Carved Wall EG074997jhp 
 Egyptian Court Wall Reliefs Karnak Gifts Ramses priest officials Amun on the walls of the Court between the seventh and eighth pylons where the high priest Amun Amenhotep is acknowledging the receipt of precious gifts including gold and silver from Ramesses 1X. The priest has two officials touching his linen robe possibly indicating how important he is. This photo shows this scene which complete as repeated in mirror fashion along the wall. This tableaux is carved on the eastern wall that connects the two pylons. 
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