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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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Jubilee Temple of Amenophis 2

Jubilee Temple of Amenophis 2, Karnak, Luxor, Egypt


Jubilee Temple of Amenophis 2, Karnak, Luxor, Egypt


This temple was built for the Sed-festival and may have stood on a different location in the temple. It has been suggested that Pharaoh Horemheb moved it in order to give room for more pylons leading into the Temple of Amon.
This is one more of the overlooked temples here, but if you overlook the immediate crudeness of the place (especially the square columns appear unsophisticated compared to other temples at Karnak), there are many fine reliefs with original colouring to explore.



By Tore Kjeilen