7 Sights in Old Karnak, Egypt (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Old Karnak, Egypt. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Old Karnak, Egypt.

List of cities in Egypt Sightseeing Tours in Old Karnak

1. Botanical Gardens of Thutmose III

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The Botanical garden of Thutmose III is found in the temple of Amun-Re, and was constructed during the New Kingdom by Thutmose III. This structure is unique from other architecture found during this time. This complex was composed of three rooms including two antechambers that lead to the largest sanctuary of the complex. This large sanctuary is what is actually considered the Botanical Garden. The antechamber directly leading up to the Botanical garden can only be accessed through one calcite door that is high up off the ground and can only be reached and seen while using the staircase that leads up to it. However, this staircase was thought to commonly hold a tabernacle, so this door was not usually accessible. This antechamber is also notable for being uncommonly wide, which lead to the room requiring four pillars to hold up the ceiling. Between the outer two pillars there were sculptures of sphinxes that were positioned facing North towards the sanctuary, which was uncommon as well. There were many intricate carvings and designs on the walls that converge to the large door that leads to the Botanical Garden. Many of these depictions of scenes of the King and Gods doing different rituals, or celebrations. In the actual sanctuary, there were eight nooks carved into the wall, where divine statues were places. One of these was a granite statue of Thutmose III. On the walls of the sanctuary there were beautiful and detailed carvings of different plants and animals. Thutmose III expanded the boundaries of Egypt in the north and the south, collected a considerable collection of rare species of animals and lush plants. Those animals and botanical collections are found engraved on the walls of the sanctuary. Through the royal artists, the pharaoh boasts of the scenic beauty.

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2. معبد الأقصر

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The Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it was known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary". It was one of the two primary temples on the east bank, the other being Karnak. Unlike the other temples in Thebes, Luxor temple is not dedicated to a cult god or a deified version of the pharaoh in death. Instead, Luxor temple is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship; it may have been where many of the pharaohs of Egypt were crowned in reality or conceptually.

Wikipedia: Luxor Temple (EN)

3. Temple of Khonsu

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Temple of Khonsu Francesco Gasparetti from Senigallia, Italy / CC BY 2.0

The Temple of Khonsu is an ancient Egyptian temple. It is located within the large Precinct of Amun-Re at Karnak, in Luxor, Egypt. The edifice is an example of an almost complete New Kingdom temple, and was originally constructed by Ramesses III on the site of an earlier temple. The gateway of this temple is at the end of the avenue of sphinxes that ran to the Luxor Temple. In Ptolemaic times, Ptolemy III Euergetes constructed a great gateway and enclosure wall for the temple; only the gateway now remains. Inscriptions inside the forecourt of the temple were made in the time of Herihor.

Wikipedia: Temple of Khonsu (EN)

4. Temple of Ptah

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The Temple of Ptah is a shrine located within the large Precinct of Amun-Re at Karnak, in Luxor, Egypt. It lies to the north of the main Amun temple, just within the boundary wall. The building was erected by the Pharaoh Thutmose III on the site of an earlier Middle Kingdom temple. The edifice was later enlarged by the Ptolemaic Kingdom.

Wikipedia: Temple of Ptah (Karnak) (EN)

5. مسجد أبو حجاج

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مسجد أبو حجاج Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC BY 3.0

The Mosque of Abu Haggag is a mosque in Luxor, Egypt. It is integrated into the structure of Luxor Temple, an Ancient Egyptian centre of worship, making it one of the oldest continuously used temples in the world, dating back to the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the 14th century BC.

Wikipedia: Abu Haggag Mosque (EN)

6. Mur extérieur avec détails de la bataille de Qadesh par Ramses II

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The Battle of Kadesh or Battle of Qadesh took place between the forces of the New Kingdom of Egypt under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Orontes River, just upstream of Lake Homs near the modern Lebanon–Syria border.

Wikipedia: Battle of Kadesh (EN)

7. White Chapel of Senusret (Sesostris) I

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The White Chapel of pharaoh Senusret I, also referred to as the Jubilee Chapel of Senusret I, was built during the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. During the New Kingdom it was demolished and used as filler for the Third Pylon of the temple of Karnak, Precinct of Amun-Re.

Wikipedia: White Chapel (EN)

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