2. Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple is a stupendous ancient Egyptian complex that was built over 1500 years by a number of pharaohs. It is located along the eastern banks of the Nile River in the modern city of Luxor. It was the New Kingdoms’ most sacred site and the most important place of worship in ancient Egypt. The site is huge, and is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, kiosks, pylons, obelisks, and a number of outer temples in an area known as the Open-Air Museum. These were all dedicated to the ancient Theban gods. The temple is a combination of the artistic efforts many generations of ancient builders and pharaohs making it reach a size, complexity and diversity not seen elsewhere. Christine’s lecture simplifies this vast temple complex and its connection to Luxor Temple. The talk is fully illustrated with stunning colour images.