The temple complex of Karnak was built over a time period of 1500 years and was the most important place of worship in ancient Egypt. The site is huge, measuring 1500 x 800 meters, and is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, kiosks, pylons and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods. This gallery contains a selection of photos the temple of Karnak complex, taken during two visits in 2001 and 2003.

01 Front view of temple and main entrance 02 Ram-headed sphinxes 03 Ram-headed sphinxes 04 First pylon 05 Great court and view of second pylon
06 Column 07 Statue of Ramses II 08 Column with bas-relief 09 Bas-reliefs on wall 10 Bas-reliefs on wall 11 Columns in hypostyle hall
12 Columns in hypostyle hall 13 Detail of columns 14 Bas-relief with pharaoh and goddess Hathor 15 Bas-relief with Egyptian gods 16 Columns 17 Bust of pharaoh
18 Bas-relief 19 Carved columns 20 Wall with hieroglyphs 21 Hieroglyphs carved on obelisk 22 Hatshepsut obelisk and fifth pylon
23 Hatshepsut obelisk 24 Obelisk with carved hieroglyphs 25 Hieroglyphs carved into obelisk 26 Hatshepsut obelisk 27 Sacred lake
28 Fallen obelisk of Hatshepsut 29 Fallen obelisk of Hatshepsut 30 Tourists among columns 31 Sanctuary of Amun-Ra at sunset 32 Papyrus shaped columns
33 Gate and columns 34 Granite pillar 35 Bust of pharaoh
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