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This is the main public entry to the Karnak ruins in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes just north of Luxor. It is the 2nd largest religious complex in the world after Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

It was mostly constructed during the New Kingdom. (1550 BC > 1077 BC). "Construction at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom" (1971 BC > 1926 BC). The ram and the goose were the symbols of 'Amun-Re', a tutelary deity who was the patron saint and protector of ancient Thebes. Taken on a very hot day of 48c. In the bg is the Hypostyle Hall, the largest of its kind in the world.

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13504 W: 1026 N: 26410] (127709)
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