The Karnak temples are considered to be a history book stating the history of Egypt from the Middle Kingdom to the Ptolemaic Period. During the reign of Intef II (11th dynasty), Karnak Temple was called (Pr Imn) 'the House of Amun', and from the reign of King Senewesert I, it was known as (Iput Swt), 'the Most Selected of all Places'. At the Ptolemaic Period, it was called (Pt-Hr SA-TA), 'the Sky Above the Earth'. The modern name Karnak may be derived from the ancient Egyptian word (Kar-Nd), 'the Shrine of the Goose', the goose was the secret bird of god Amun.
The main temple of god Amun contains ten pylons on two axes;
A- Six of them extending from west to east.
B- Four from north to south.
In the east side, there are the temples of: Osiris, Atun, Rahorakhti (Ra-Hor-Akhty) and Akh-m...Read More