Karnak before and now


Mødedato: Torsdag d. 16/4 2020 kl 18.00
Lokale: KUA1 15A.0.13

Karnak before and now, v. Mostafa AlSaghir, Director-General of Karnak temples

Karnak Temples – the place of Amun – is one of the largest monumental areas in the world. It is the main feature of the World Heritage Site of Ancient Thebes.

Around 2000 BC, there were already monuments here and almost all the kings of Egypt since that date till the end of the Roman period were keen to erect monuments for Amun, master of Karnak.

Sphinxallén mellem Karnak og Luxor

Sphinxallén mellem Karnak og Luxor

The lecture will uncover the history of the largest temple site in the world where millions of visitors admire the glory of ancestors as well as the Great Processional Way between Karnak and Luxor Temples.

The ongoing project at the Great Processional Way reveals its hidden stories and creates a massive open-air monumental area including Karnak, the Mut precinct, Luxor Temples and the Great Processional Way.

It was established during the New Kingdom with huge criosphinxes on both sides of the road and it holds the names of Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, Sety II and Ramses III. King Nectanebo I of the 30th Dynasty who completed the Great Processional Way with human head sphinxes on both sides of the road.