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Karnak is locatit in Egypt
Shawn within Egypt
LocationEl-Karnak, Luxor Govrenorate, Egyp
RegionUpper Egyp
Coordinates25°43′7″N 32°39′31″E / 25.71861°N 32.65861°E / 25.71861; 32.65861Coordinates: 25°43′7″N 32°39′31″E / 25.71861°N 32.65861°E / 25.71861; 32.65861
Pairt oThebes
BiggerSenusret I
PeriodsMiddle Kinrick tae Ptolemaic Kinrick
Offeecial nameAuncient Thebes wi its Necropolis
Criteriai, iii, vi
Designatit1979 (3rd session)
Reference no.87
RegionArab States

The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly kent as Karnak, comprises a vast mix o decayed temples, chapels, pylons, an ither biggins. Biggin at the complex began during the reign o Senusret I in the Middle Kinrick an continued intae the Ptolemaic period, awtho maist o the extant biggins date frae the New Kinrick. The aurie aroond Karnak wis the auncient Egyptian Ipet-isut ("The Maist Selectit o Places") an the main place o worship o the aichteent dynasty Theban Triad wi the god Amun as its heid. It is pairt o the monumental ceety o Thebes. The Karnak complex gies its name ae the nearbi, an pairtly surroondit, modren veelage o El-Karnak, 2.5 kilometres (1.6 miles) north o Luxor.