Karnak Temple Complex, Egypt

The Karnak Temple Complex comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, pylons, chapels, and other buildings near Luxor, Egypt. Construction at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I (reigned 1971-1926 BCE) in the Middle Kingdom (around 2000-1700 BCE) and continued into the Ptolemaic Kingdom (305-30 BCE), although most of the extant buildings date from the New Kingdom. The area around Karnak was the main place of worship of the 18th Dynastic Theban Triad, with the god Amun as its head. The complex consists of four main parts - the Precinct of Amun-Re, the Precinct of Mut, the Precinct of Montu, and the dismantled Temple of Amenhotep IV. Only the first (and the largest) is currently open to the general public.
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