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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.

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
Criteria i, iii, vi
Designatit 1979 (3rd session)
Reference no. 87
Region Arab States