Karnak Temble

Karnak Temble
Karnak Temble

It is the largest and most important Egyptian temple. The ancient Egyptians called it “Ibt Sut”, which means “the chosen spot for the thrones of Amun”; Where he dedicated to the worship of the god Amun the head of the Holy Trinity of Thebes with Mut and Khonsu. It consists of a group of temples and architectural elements built by the kings of ancient Egypt from the era of the Middle Kingdom to the Ptolemaic era, surrounded by a huge wall of mud bricks, and preceded by a port to the west. Recently discovered Ptolemaic and Roman baths in front of the first pylon.

Karnak includes the temple of the goddess Mut, which can be reached through the eastern rams road from the tenth edifice of the Karnak temple, surrounded by the holy lake from the east, south and west.

The temple was dedicated to the goddess Mut, the wife of Amun-Re and the mother of the god Khonsu. It was built by Amenhotep III and the kings added several additions to it until the Ptolemaic era. The temple includes within its walls two small temples; The first was dedicated to the god Khonsu and dates back to the era of the Eighteenth Dynasty, while the second was dedicated to the worship of the god Amun and dates back to the era of Ramses III.

The temple begins with a pylon and then a courtyard with several statues of the goddess “Sekhmet”, which is depicted in the form of a lady with a lioness’s head, an image of the goddess Mut, then we reach another courtyard for columns, then the hall of the saints, followed by the Holy of Holies.​

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