Karnak

   The main temple of the god Amun at Thebes known in Egyptian as Iput-sut. The temple was known during the Middle Kingdom and was enlarged and embellished by successive rulers of the New Kingdom. Its great wealth led to an increase of political power for the high priest of Amun, under whom Thebesbecame virtually independent during the Third Intermediate Period. The temple was sacked by the Assyriansin 663 BC, and although it was restored during the Ptolemaic Period, it never regained prominence. The site has been extensively excavated beginning in the 20th century and is currently being restored by the Centre Franco-Egyptien. More recent expeditions include the work of the Brooklyn Museum at the subsidiary temple of Mut since 1976.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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  • Karnak — Karnak in Hieroglyphen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kárnak — Karnak in Hieroglyphen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Karnak — (al Karnak,الكرنك, ciudad fortificada ) es una pequeña población de Egipto, cercana a la antigua Tebas. Está situada a unos 3 kilómetros al norte del templo de Luxor, cerca de la orilla del río Nilo. Es famosa en todo el mundo por albergar el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Karnak — Karnak, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 619 Housing Units (2000): 293 Land area (2000): 1.813181 sq. miles (4.696116 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.813181 sq. miles (4.696116 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Karnak, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 619 Housing Units (2000): 293 Land area (2000): 1.813181 sq. miles (4.696116 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.813181 sq. miles (4.696116 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Karnak — Karnak. 1) K. (Karnak Logone), Hauptstadt der nordafrik. Landsch. Logone (Sudan, Kamerun), 12 15.000 E. – 2) Ägypt. Dorf bei dem alten Theben, r. am Nil; Ammontempel (in den Ruinen 1903 4 durch Legrain Statuenfund) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Karnak — Karnak, 1) Dorf auf den Ruinen des alten Theben (s.d.) in Oberägypten; 2) (K. Logone), Hauptstadt der zum Reiche Bornu gehörenden Landschaft Logone (Inner Afrika), liegt am Serbenel u. hat 15,000 Ew., welche u.a. sehr schöne Kleiderstoffe… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Karnak — Karnak, Dorf im Distrikt Luksor der ägypt. Provinz (Mudirieh) Kena, unter 42°57 nördl. Br., am rechten Nilufer, den Ruinen des alten Theben gegenüber, mit (1897) 9095 Einw. Unter den berühmten, teilweise wohlerhaltenen altägyptischen Tempelbauten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Karnak — Kàrnak m DEFINICIJA selo na I obali Nila na putu za Luxor, leži na ruševinama drevnoga grada Tebe prema kojem se zove hram Amona …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Karnak — [kär′nak΄] village in S Egypt, on the Nile: site of ancient Thebes …   English World dictionary

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