Karnak
Karnak
Among other things, this sign in Luxor points the way to the famous Temple of Karnak.
Karnak
Karnak
A very brief description of Karnak.
Karnak
Karnak
A drawing of Karnak. The light grea is areas as yet not restored or undergoing excavation.
Karnak
Karnak
Overhead photo of Karnak.
Karnak
Karnak
Sphinxes with sheep's heads, in particular, ram's heads, line the entrance to the Karnak temple.
Karnak
Karnak
Much of Karnak still is being restored.
Karnak
Karnak
Ruins at Karnak awaiting restoration.
Karnak
Karnak
Close-up of a sphinx with a ram's head.
Karnak
Karnak
There are more columns at Karnak than at any other site. It seems the same may be said of the ram-headed sphinxes.
Karnak
Karnak
Brick wall at Karnak. Note the sphinxes with ram's heads to the left.
Karnak
Karnak
Karnak is the largest temple yet uncovered and restored in Egypt.
Karnak
Karnak
Statue of a pharaoh.
Karnak
Karnak
Gate, called a pylon, at the temple of Amon-Re at Karnak.
Karnak
Karnak
There actually are several temples within the Karnak site.
Karnak
Karnak
Grandma Bert poses next to an obelisk at Karnak.
Karnak
Karnak
Even as late as this year, 2005, fools carved graffitti into a wall at Karnak. How will anyone enjoy this site in the future if everyone keeps trying to destroy it?
Karnak
Karnak
Looking up, up, up!
Karnak
Karnak
Karnak has the largest hippostyle hall in the world with 134 columns.
Karnak
Karnak
The pieces crossing the columns would support a wooden or thatched room.
Karnak
Karnak
The sandstone columns were huge!
Karnak
Karnak
At the end of the rows of columns, different stories are told on the walls.
Karnak
Karnak
Close-up of a wall. Many carvings show pharaohs making offerings to different gods.
Karnak
Karnak
This story appears to show the sacrifice of a bull.
Karnak
Karnak
Grandma's camera caught wonderful color in the ceiling of the temple.
Karnak
Karnak
A phoenix, a legendary bird that rises from the ashes after burning and flies again.
Karnak
Karnak
In the middle of the photo is a bee, and immediately to its left, an ankh.
Karnak
Karnak
The second highest Egyptian obelisk in the world. The highest is in Italy.
Karnak
Karnak
Entrance to another courtyard at Karnak.
Karnak
Karnak
Broken columns. Believe it or not, a flood once put much of Karnak under several feet of water. Since then, work has been done to prevent future flooding.
Karnak
Karnak
Each broken pharaoh is holding two Ankhs.
Karnak
Karnak
Carving of an unknown pharaoh.
Karnak
Karnak
Courtyard at Karnak strewn with rubble.
Karnak
Karnak
A scarab beetle, sacred to ancient Egyptians. We call it a dung beetle, as it is constantly pushing around a little ball of dung.
Karnak
Karnak
Grandpa Roy poses with the scarab beetle, which was worshipped because the sun was thought to be pushed by a giant scarab across the sky each day.
Karnak
Karnak
Restoration work is on-going at Karnak.
Karnak
Karnak
The sacred lake built by Tuthmosis III was used by priests to purify themselves before ceremonies at the temple.
Karnak
Karnak
The two standing obelisks at Karnak.
Karnak
Karnak
A crumbling inner temple at Karnak.
Karnak
Karnak
The taller of the two obelisks.
Karnak
Karnak
Remains of a figure in black onyx.
Karnak
Karnak
Unknown pharaoh thought to be from time of Rameses II or earlier. A much smaller queen or princess figure is in front of the giant statue.
Karnak
Karnak
Sacred Bark (boat) shrines of Seti II.
Karnak
Karnak
The ram's headed sphinxes. Their heads protect the pharaoh, who is carved beneath their chins.
Karnak
Karnak
Something for everyone outside the gate to the Temple of Karnak.
Karnak