Photographer's Note

This is the Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Karnak, in Luxor, Egypt. Luxor is Thebes in ancient Egypt, and the temple of Karnak is one of the major sights in the area. The complex was about 1.5km by 800 m, large enought to contain St Peter's cathedral in Rome and St. Paul's cathedral in London. It was built, added to, and restored over 1500 years by various pharaohs in ancient Egypt. There are 134 of those massive columns in the Great Hypostyle Hall. In their original state they were supposedly brightly painted.

It was an amazing place and one of my favourite places in Egypt.

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