Karnak

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Karnak
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Karnak is locatit in Egypt
Karnak
Shawn within Egypt
Location El-Karnak, Luxor Govrenorate, Egyp
Region Upper Egyp
Coordinates 25°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
Teep Sanctuary
Pairt o Thebes
History
Bigger Senusret I
Periods Middle Kinrick tae Ptolemaic Kinrick
Offeecial name Auncient Thebes wi its Necropolis
Teep Cultural
Criterie i, iii, vi
Designatit 1979 (3rd session)
Reference no. 87
Region Arab 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.