Old is Gold .. An old pic of "Karnak", the holy road to the ancient Egyptian civilization

egypt Sun, May. 2, 2021
Today we see an old picture of the Temple of Karnak, which dates back to the year 1870 and is in the American Digital Public Library, and we see in it two statues, one of Thutmose III, and behind them the wall of the famous temple.

According to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, it is the largest and most important Egyptian temple. The ancient Egyptians called it “Ibt Sot,” which means “the chosen spot for the thrones of Amun,” as it was dedicated to worshiping the god Amun, the head of the holy trinity of Thebes with Death and Khonsu.

It consists of a group of temples and architectural elements that were built by the kings of ancient Egypt from the Middle Kingdom until the Ptolemaic era, and it is surrounded by a huge mud-brick wall, and it is preceded by a harbor on the west side. Ptolemaic and Roman baths in front of the first pylon were recently discovered.

Karnak includes the temple of the goddess Mut, which can be reached through the eastern rams road from the tenth pylon of the Karnak temple, and is surrounded on the east, south and west by the Holy Lake.

The temple was dedicated to the goddess Mut, the wife of Amun-Ra and the mother of the god Khonsu, and was built by Amenhotep III and the kings added several additions to it until the Ptolemaic era.

The temple includes within its walls two small temples, the first was dedicated to the god Khonsu and dates back to the Eighteenth Dynasty, while the second was dedicated to the worship of the god Amun and dates back to the era of Ramses III.

The temple begins with an edifice, then a courtyard with several statues of the goddess "Sekhmet", which is depicted in the form of a woman with the head of a lioness, which is an image of the goddess Mut. Then we reach another courtyard with columns, then the hall of masters, followed by the Holy of Holies.