Temple of Amun – karnak

Layout for the Temple of Amun – Sanctuary area
Amun Sanctuary Area
 

Exterior of Amun Sanctuary and Pillars
Karnak Temple of Amun Exterior

Interior of the Amun Sanctuary

The Sixth Pylon, which was built by Tuthmosis III, leads into a Hall of Records in which the king recorded his tributes. Very little remains of this archive beyond two granite pillars. Just beyond these pillars lies the Holy of Holies or sanctuary. Originally it was the oldest part of the temple. The present sanctuary was built by the brother of Alexander the great, Philip Arrhidaeus (323-316 BC) who was the King of Macedonia. The present sanctuary was built on the site of the earlier sanctuary built by Tuthmosis III. The present sanctuary contains blocks from the Tuthmosis sanctuary and still contain Tuthmosis’ inscriptions. The sanctuary is built in two sections.
Interior of Amun Sanctuary - Karnak

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