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In the Great Court of the Temple of Amun.The remains of the Kiosk of Taharka who ruled Egypt from 690-664 BC.The gateway to the Hypostyle Hall in the second pylon is flanked by colosuss statues of Ramses II. The second pylon was began by Horemheb who ruled Egypt from 1319-1292 BC, continued by Ramses I who ruled from 1292-1290 BC or 1295-1294 BC and Ramses II who ruled from 1279 -1213 BC and finally added to in the Ptolemaic Period 332-30 BC. Karnak is part of the ancient city of Thebes ( built in and around modern day Luxor).The building of the Temple complex at Karnak began in the reign of the Pharaoh Senusret I who ruled Egypt from 1971-1926 BC. Approximately 30 Pharaohs contributed to the building of the complex and in so doing made it the largest ancient religious site in the world. The ancient name for Karnak was Ipet-isut (Most select of places).
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