AIA Fieldwork Photo Contest 2022

Entry 51987

Submitted by Terrence J Nichols

Karnak Temple Great Hypostyle Hall

Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Category: Monuments

The towering columns and architraves of the Great Hypostyle Hall are covered in detailed inscriptions and hieroglyphic texts from the ground to nearly 100 ft. in the air. The play of light across these detailed scenes emphasizes and highlights both the power and importance of the pharaoh and the skills of the artisans.

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