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Karnak pillars. The carvings were originally colored with mineral pigments though most exposed to the elements have faded. However, there are still colors evident in the ceilings.
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IMG_4775 Karnak pillars.JPG

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Sun glares past a pillar at Karnak
IMG_4778 Karnak pillar and sun.JPG

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Karnak has a prominent obelisk; here is detail from near the top.
IMG_4780 Karnak obelisk detail.JPG

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The temple was covered with sand over the thousands of years, and a mosque was built on top of it; an annotation shows the sand line before excavation. The mosque still operates.
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IMG_4786 Karnak mosque.JPG

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Detail of a wall at Karnak
IMG_4788 Karnak wall.JPG

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Courtyard at Karnak
IMG_4792 Karnak courtyard.JPG

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Sunset on the Nile as seen from our boat
IMG_4793 sunset.JPG

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We returned to Karnak that night for the sound and light show. Here are some pillars lit at night.
IMG_4808 pillars at night.JPG

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More Karnak at night
IMG_4810 pillars at night.JPG

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Wall of hieroglyphs at Karnak Sound and Light
IMG_4818 wall at night.JPG

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