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Lecture 8

Lecture 8 - The Building of the God's House

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Lecture 8The Building of the Gods House Wednesday November 02 2011 117 PMnot everyone could enter templesthere would be inspectors to make sure you had a perfect body to enter the temple Left BankRight Bank Land of the living is in the east and the underworld is on the west because of the sun Temple at Karnak The Karnak Temple Complexusually called Karnakcomprises a vast mix of decayed temples chapels pylons and other buildings notably the Great Temple of Amun and a massive structure begun by Pharaoh Ramses II ca 13911351 BC Sacred Lake is part of the site as well It is located near Luxor some 500 km south of Cairo in Egypt The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipetisut The Most Selected of Places and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head It is part of the monumental city of Thebes The Karnak complex takes its name from the nearby and partly surrounded modern village o
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