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Detail of sphinx on avenue at entrance to Karnak
IMG_4764 Karnak sphinx detail.JPG

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Statues in Karnak. The man standing here probably works at the temple. He must not have noticed I was taking his picture, otherwise he would have asked for a tip.
IMG_4766 statues and man.JPG

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Pillars at Karnak
IMG_4769 Karnak pillars.JPG

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Interior wall at Karnak
IMG_4774 Karnak wall.JPG

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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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Karnak pillars
IMG_4776 Karnak look up.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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