Karnak was not a single temple, but rather an entire complex of temples, most of which were constructed during the period of the New Kingdom.

Entrance to Karnak

The entrance to the temple complex has fallen into disrepair and thus gives only a hint of how the structure would have appeared in the days of the pharaoh. The mud brick originally was a blaze of vibrant colors.

The giant pillars within the temple stand as an architectural marvel as they once held up a great roof.


While the columns of the temple are constructed of a number of stone blocks placed one on top of another, the two obelisks pictured here are each made of a single giant stone.

Ramses II

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