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Temple Of Karnak, Ipet Isut.
Page One.

Thebes, Egypt.

George & Eve DeLange.

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The Temple Of Karnak, Ipet Isut (the most hallowed of places) designates the center of the world where Amun, the creater of the universe, first created himself and then all living beings.

His kingdom on earth was ruled by his beloved son, Pharaoh. Amun resided in his temple at Karnak and mankind could maintain cosmic harmony by worshiping Amun in the temple.

The coronation of Pharaoh and jubilees were also held here.

Eighty thousand people served in the temple during the reign of Ramesses III.

For over two thousand years Amun-Re was worshiped at Karnak.

The Temple is entered along the access road that is built on the original site of the canal that linked the Temple Of Amun with the Nile River.

In ancient times the sacred barque of Amun would sail from the Nile through the canal to the Chapel Of Achoris at the Temple Of Amun-Re on ceremonial voyages.

The Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the busiest airport in Egypt and is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city.

Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa with over 65 airlines using the Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the airport served 14,360,175 passengers and it is one of the top 100 airports in the world.

The airport handles both domestic and international flights, and is open 24 hours a day.

We suggest flying into Cairo and staying in one of their many fine hotels when touring Cairo and the ruins in the surrounding areas.

We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into Cairo and several of the best hotels in Cairo.

A second option is to fly directly to Aswan.

The Aswan International Airport (IATA: ASW, ICAO: HESN), also known as Daraw Airport, is the airport located in Aswan, Egypt. You can arrange flights directly to Aswan, If you wish.

A third option is to fly directly to Luxor.

Luxor International Airport (IATA: LXR, ICAO: HELX) is the main airport serving the city of Luxor, Egypt. It is located about four miles (6km) east of the city.

Many charter airlines use the airport, as it is a popular tourist destination for those visiting the River Nile and the Valley of the Kings.

After getting a flight and a hotel we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange either a car or a tour of Karnak, Luxor, Aswan, or the Cairo area. If you call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.

We do this when traveling in Egypt. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!

Therefore, we have placed links to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Karnak, Luxor, Aswan, or the Cairo area; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.

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Ram Headed Sphinxes On Right (West)
Walking South Into The First Pylon
Ram Headed Sphinxes On Right (West)
Walking South Into The First Pylon
Close Up Of Ram Faced Sphinx.
He Is Protecting Pharaoh Between His Legs.
Plan Of Karnak.
Enter From First Pylon, Lower Left.

The First Pylons
Left Is The East One.
The First Pylon
Right Is The West One.
Ram Headed Sphinxes
On Left (East)
Walking South Into
The First Pylon
Ram Headed Sphinxes
On Right (West)
Walking South Into
The First Pylon
Ram Headed Sphinxes
On Left (West)
Walking North Out
Of The First Pylons
Sphinxes Are
Protecting Pharaoh
Ram Headed Sphinxes
On Right (East)
Walking North,
Ram Headed Sphinx
Is Symbol Of Amon
Who Protects Pharaoh!
Inside First Courtyard
West First Pylon
Facing North
Inside First Courtyard,
East First Pylon
Facing North
Inside First Courtyard, Shrine
Of Seti II With Three Chapels
Dedicated To
Amon, Mut, & Khonsu.
Inside First Courtyard,
Shrine Of
Seti II,
West Colonnade
With Papyrus
Reed Columns Then
Part of East Second
Pylon. Facing South.
Inside First Courtyard,
Facing South
Left Background
East Second Pylon
Center Columns
Part Of The Kiosk
Where Sacred
Boats Were Kept
Statues Of Ramses II
Near Vestibule
Of Ptolemaic Portal
30m High.
Inside First Courtyard, East Side
Colonnade Of
Papyrus Bud Columns
And Ram Faced Sphinxes.
Inside First Courtyard,
West Side
Colonnade Of
Papyrus Bud Columns
And Ram Faced Sphinxes
Back Left Corner
Shows South
Outside Wall Of The Temple
Of Rameses III.
From The SouthWest Corner
Of The Inside Courtyard,
Going Inside
Court Of Temple Of Ramses III
With Osirid Pillers
Mud Brick Wall
Of Temple
Connected To
West First Pylon
Inside Courtyard.
It Collapsed
About 1/2 Hour
After This
Photo Was Taken.
Close Up
Of Giant Scarab
Near Sacred Lake
(See Entire Picture Below)
This Is Where The Temple Of
Karnak & The
Temple Of Luxor Join
Notice The Sphinxes
Now Have Human
Faces & Not Ram Faces.
Sacred Lake Looking North

Scarab Dedicated By
Amenophis III
To God Khepri.
Pinudjem, High Priest
Of Amon At Thebes
& Pharaoh Of 21st
Dynasty, 15m High
Portals Between The First
Pylons Facing South,
Pinudjem Colossus &
Hypostyle Hall
In Distance

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