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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 Ramses 3

Temple of Ramses 3, Karnak, Luxor, Egypt


Temple of Ramses 3, Karnak, Luxor, Egypt

Temple of Ramses 3, Karnak, Luxor, Egypt


The Temple of Ramses 3 was originally built on the outside the Temple of Amon. But with the completion of the 1st Pylon, it has become an intrinsic part of the larger Temple of Amon.
Its original function was to serve as a barque shrine, a function it shared with the Triple shrine of Seti 2.
It was designed as a miniature of the Medinet Habu. It has 3 rooms, with a small hypostyle hall as the conclusion. The Osiride statues of Ramses 3 in the open air court (top photo) are crude but nice.
Temple of Ramses 3, Karnak, Luxor, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen