Karnak temples are the largest temple complex in Egypt in Karnak, a village about 2.5 km north of Luxor, right on the east bank of the Nile. The oldest remains of the temple still visible today date from the 12th Dynasty under Sesostris. Among the ruins stand out the temples of Amun-Ra with ten pylons. total area The temple covers an area of around 30 hectares. The largest area of the temple complex is the site of Amun. Among other things, you can see the holy lake, the red chapel, the white chapel and the alabaster Chapel and Temple of Opet. And, of course, there are many more interesting things in the Karnak temple.
The Colossi of Memnon are two ancient Egyptian colossal statues from the 14th century BC, standing side by side. You are in the Nile Valley near the Valley of the Kings in Western Thebes. Quartzite statues depict King Amenhotep III sitting on a throne. The statues are still about 18 meters high, including the pedestal.
The Valley of the Kings was a necropolis in Ancient Egypt, the ancient Egyptians called the Valley of the Kings Sechet-aat “the great field”. The Valley of the Kings is the largest burial place of the Egyptian pharaohs. In particular, the tombs of the rulers of the new kingdom can be found in the Valley of the Kings. The valley is located in Western Thebes, opposite Karnak, on the edge of the desert and surrounded by high mountains. Despite thousands of years of excavation and looting, the Valley of the Kings still provides Egyptologists with many extremely valuable tomb finds. In 1922, Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered virtually intact. The first clearly identified tomb in the Valley of the Kings belongs to Pharaoh Thutmose I. Napoleon’s expedition to Egypt marked the beginning of a systematic search and opening of the tombs. In the Valley of the Kings you will visit three tombs.
Terraced Temple of Hatshepsut The mortuary temple of Hatshepsut dates from the 18th Dynasty and is the best preserved temple in Thebes on the west bank of the Nile. The entire temple was built of limestone. The temple was built over a period of approximately 15 years, from the 7th to the 22nd year of the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. The temple has its own unique architecture.
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