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Luxor
Introduction

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Karnak
Introduction

9. Front of Amon

10. Great columns

11. Obelisks

12. Huge statues

13. Wall decorations

14. Sacred Lake

15. Scarab statue

16. Southern Pylons

17. Temple of Khonsu

18. Temple of Opet

19. Avenue of Sphinxes

20. Ramses 3

21. Amenophis 2

22. Shrine of Seti 2

23. Temple of Mentu

24. Temple of Ptah

25. Open Air Museum

26. Excavations

27. Barque of Hakor




















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Temple of Amon. Sacred Lake

Luxor, Egypt: Karnak, Sacred Lake


Luxor, Egypt: Karnak, Sacred Lake


A sacred lake was central to most temples of ancient Egypt. The one next to the Temple of Amon is among the larger ones, and it is predominantly well-preserved.
The sacred lake was used for a daily ritual, where a goose was set free on the lake at sunrise. They believed that the goose had laid a cosmic egg at Creation. The goose at Karnak was identified with Amon.



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