Karnak Temple was the most important temple in Thebes (modern Luxor), in Upper Egypt This was where the cult of the great god Amun-Ra of Thebes was conducted.
As such, it was extremely wealthy and its priesthood held substantial political power.
Thebes was the city of the line of kings who reunified Egypt after the First Intermediate Period hailed from, It thus became one of the most important cities, a position that it would continue to hold throughout the majority of ancient Egyptian history.
The importance of Amun rose in tandem with the city’s rise to prominence from the earliest evidence from the reign of Intef II (c.2112–2063 BC).
Even Before the beginning of the Middle Kingdom (c.2055–1650 BC), to the Graeco-Roman Period (332 BC–395 AD).
This temple was accordingly lavished with royal attention in the form of construction projects, ritual equipment, and other necessities.
Nearly every king from the New Kingdom (c.1550–1069 BC), Egypt’s age of empire, left his mark here.
Port of celebrations
Seti I kneeling under the sacred tree
The Sacred Lake
The White Chapel of king Senuseret I
The Red Chapel of Queen Hatshepsut
Statue of King Panejem I
The Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus
Column of Taharqa
The Great Hypostyle Hall
Obelisks of Karnak
Three chapels for the barques of Karnak
The obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut