Egyption History & Travel - 2010

ceremonies for the priests. However, the lake at Karnak is huge (426 ft by 252 ft) like everything else associated with the site. In recorded history, it has never gone dry despite Egypt's arid climate. While we visited, the heat was punishing but the site itself took our breath away without any help from the thermometer. Luxor Temple The earliest standing parts of this large temple, associated with Karnak and connected by a giant causeway, were small chapels built by Hatshepsut and then appropriated by Tuthmosis III.

Ramses II (the Great) built the enormous pylons fronting the whole temple and the two obelisks which stood before them.


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