Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Karnak, Egypt

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Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Karnak, Egypt

The Temple of Karnak is one of the must-see destinations when visiting Egypt.

The temple complex, covering almost 75 acres and with a history that goes back to about 1550 BC, is part of the city of Thebes and takes its name from a local town. The temples were used for worship of Amon-Ra, with about 30 pharaohs contributing to its building. The most famous part of Karnak is the Hypostyle Hall, which contains 134 massive, 22 meter high, columns arranged in 16 rows.