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jul 22, 1473 BC - 21 Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut 1473-1458 BCE Sandstone, partially carved rock cliff, red granite Luxor, Egypt

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The site was first developed during the Middle Kingdom (2055-1650 B.C.E.) and was initially modest in scale but as new importance was placed on the city of Thebes, subsequent pharaohs began to place their own mark on Karnak. The main precinct alone would eventually have as many as twenty temples and chapels.[1] Karnak was known in ancient times as “The Most Select of Places” (Ipet-isut) and was not only the location of the cult image of Amun and a place for the god to dwell on earth but also a working estate for the priestly community who lived on site. Additional buildings included a sacred lake, kitchens, and workshops for the production of religious accoutrements.

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jul 22, 1473 BC
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~ 3494 years ago

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