Worshipping Amun with the Pharaohs at Karnak Temple in Egypt
During Ancient Egypt's New Kingdom, each Pharaoh would try and best the last with a new monument to the gods at Karnak. In its day, Karnak must have been mindblowing, because what remains 3500 years later is extraordinary. Thirty or so pharaohs over 1300 years added colossus statues, columns, obelisks, towers, buildings, courts, and a lake to pay tribute to the god Amun and record their own triumphs. Hieroglyphics cover everything and the state of preservation for an outdoor structure is fantastic. It's a privilege for today's visitor to go where only the priests were allowed in ancient times.
- Megan Cytron (Editor) Congratulations! You won Honorable Mention in the Local Institutions Contest.
- Gill Morris Thank you so much.
- Megan Cytron (Editor) I've seen lots of photos of Karnak, but none that capture the immensity of it so well.
- Adam Rugel (Editor) wow
- Angie Rivas love the scale of this picture, nice job!