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DECEMBER 18, 2007

The Temple Complex of Karnak



Processional Way Leading up to the First PylonProcessional Way Leading up to the First Pylon

The First PylonThe First Pylon

Rams Headed Sphinxes on the Processional WayRams Headed Sphinxes on the Processional Way

Looking through the First Pylon into the Temple ForecourtLooking through the First Pylon into the Temple Forecourt

The Second PylonThe Second Pylon

Matt underneath the First Pylon

Carvings on the arches of the First PylonCarvings on the arches of the First Pylon

Looking into the Forecourt

Rams Headed SphinxesRams Headed Sphinxes

Rams Headed Sphinxes

Rams Headed Sphinxes

Two Coloccus of Ramses II Guarding the Second PylonTwo Coloccus of Ramses II Guarding the Second Pylon

A Black Granite Statue

Temple of Ramses IIITemple of Ramses III

Nefertari between old Chubby Legs - Ramses IINefertari between old Chubby Legs - Ramses II

A Colossi Ramses IIA Colossi Ramses II

Ramses II

Massive Row of Central Columns in the Great Hypostle HallMassive Row of Central Columns in the Great Hypostle Hall

Inside the Great Hypostle Hall

Inside the Great Hypostle Hall

Heiroglyphics on the ceiling of Inside the Great Hypostle HallHeiroglyphics on the ceiling of the Great Hypostle Hall

Heiroglyphics on the ceiling of Inside the Great Hypostle HallHeiroglyphics on the ceiling of Inside the Great Hypostle Hall

Carved Murals on the walls of the Great Hypostle HallCarved Murals on the walls of the Great Hypostle Hall

Looking through the Great Hypostle HallLooking through the Great Hypostle Hall

Matt taking a moment in the Great Hypostle HallMatt taking a moment in the Great Hypostle Hall

Matt taking a moment in the Great Hypostle Hall

Columns in the Great Hypostle Hall

Karnak

Hatshepsut's ObeliskHatshepsut's Obelisk

The Great Hypostle Hall

Grilled Stone windows of the Great Hypostle HallGrilled Stone windows of the Great Hypostle Hall

Grilled Stone windows of the Great Hypostle HallGrilled Stone windows of the Great Hypostle Hall

Grilled Stone windows of the Great Hypostle HallGrilled Stone windows of the Great Hypostle Hall

Hatshepsut's ObeliskHatshepsut's Obelisk

Hatshepsut's Obelisk

Hatshepsut's ObeliskA Scarab on a CartoucheA Scarab on a Cartouche

Stone Statue

CartoucheCartouche

King TutKing Tut

King Tut

Donna at Karnak

Colourful carvings on the Wall of Records

Black Granite Archway

Intricate Wall CarvingsIntricate Wall Carvings

Intricate Wall Carvings

Intricate Wall Carvings

Intricate Wall Carvings

Intricate Wall CarvingsThe First Pylon

Intricate Wall CarvingsThe First Pylon

A Lucky Scarab black from human touchA Lucky Scarab black from human touch

HeiroglyphicsHeiroglyphicsAncient GraphittiFestival HallFestival Hall A Ceiling painted in Stars

Incricate Wall CarvingsDonna headbuts a symbol of the Sun for good luckDonna headbuts a symbol of the Sun for good luckDonna getting friendly with the localsDonna getting friendly with the localsChapel of the Hearing EarChapel of the Hearing EarCarvings in the Chapel of the Hearing EarLooking over Karnak from the North EastLooking over Karnak from the North East Looking over Karnak from the North EastLooking over Karnak from the North EastA Giant Scarab BeetleA Giant Scarab Beetle

A Pharoh's HeadA Pharoh's Head

A Pharoh's HeadA Pharoh's Head

A Pharoh's HeadA Pharoh's Head

Colossi

Remnants of the ColossiRemnants of the Colossi

Rebuilding the 9th Pylon on the Southern AxisRebuilding the 9th Pylon on the Southern Axis

Seated Colossi Guarding the 8th PylonSeated Colossi Guarding the 8th PylonBlack Granite ColossiBlack Granite Colossi in front of the 7th PylonBlack Granite Colossi in front of the 7th PylonThe Sacred LakeThe Sacred LakeThe Sun Drenched Southern Wall of KarnakThe Sun Drenched Southern Wall of KarnakDonna picking her way through the ruins of KarnakDonna picking her way through the ruins of Karnak

Karnak

Rock number 1751Rock number 1751Rock number 1751

Carvings on the Temple of KhonsuCarvings on the Temple of Khonsu

Looking back at the Temple of Amun from the Temple of KhonsuLooking back at the Temple of Amun from the Temple of Khonsu

Looking back at the Temple of Amun from the Temple of KhonsuLooking back at the Temple of Amun from the Temple of Khonsu

Looking back at the Temple of Amun from the Temple of KhonsuLooking back at the Temple of Amun from the Temple of Khonsu

The First PylonThe First Pylon

Rubble scattered around the 8th PylonRubble scattered around the 8th Pylon

Donna and Matt

Peering into the Temple of KhonsuPeering into the Temple of Khonsu

Temple of KhonsuTemple of Khonsu

Temple of Khonsu

Temple of Khonsu

Temple of Khonsu

Temple of Khonsu

Temple of Khonsu

Night time in Karnak

Night time in Karnak

Sun set over the 9th Pylon

Entrance to the Temple of KhonsuEntrance to the Temple of Khonsu

The Gateway of Euergetes IIThe Gateway of Euergetes II

The Temple of KhonsuThe Temple of Khonsu

StarfishStarfish

StatueLooking into the Temple of Ramses IIIDusk in the Forecourt, KarnakSunset over the First Pylon, KarnakSunset over the First Pylon, Karnak

Karnak

     
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