The Karnak Temple Complex, (photos 1-38) universally known only as Karnak, describes a vast conglomeration of ruined temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings. It is located 2.5km north of Luxor in Egypt. This was Ancient Egypt’s main place of worship of the Theban Triad with Amun as its head, in the monumental city of Thebes. The complex was started in the Eighteenth Dynasty (1550-1292 BC) and is the largest ancient religious site in the world.
Luxor Temple (photos 39-62) is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the River Nile
in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was founded in 1400 BC. The importance of the city started as early as the 11th Dynasty by King Mento-hotep. The city of Thebes was the capital of the fourth Nome of Upper Egypt. The main local god was the God Amon Ra.