Karnak temple ,Egypt.

    Whitesunshine87
    By Whitesunshine87
    Karnak temple ,Egypt.

    I had the good fortune to visit the Karnak temple in September -2016.The ancient Egyptians worshipped the sun God Amon.Infact ,he was the chief God among the triads worshipped in Thebes-the other 2 being Mut and Montu.About 30 Pharaohs contributed to the building of Karnak .The chief among them was Thutmose the third who can be considered to be the greatest among all the Pharaohs.He used the income from his campaigns to build the temple.The events of his campaigns are engraved on its walls.This temple is the second largest ancient religious site in the world.after the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia.Now,I have the good fortune of seeing both:)Karnak has 4 parts but only one part is open for the visitors.It is better to read a bit before visiting the temple so that you can appreciate better what you see.This temple is shown in the film-The Spy who loved me.