Egyptian Art and Temples

Architectural and artistic description of the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Amon Re.

This paper provides a detailed description of two Egyptian temples at Karnak, the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Amon Re. The paper describes the two temples as the earliest and most elegant examples of Egyptian architecture representing the Old and New Kingdoms. The height and length of the temples are described, their columns, the history of their construction, the architectural and artistic renderings of the temples, and the great halls of the temples are all described in this paper.
“The Temple complex at Karnak serves today as a reminder of the stately Pharaonic governments and the humble yet dedicated civilization that once thrived on the fertile banks of the Nile River some three thousand years ago. And it was at Karnak, the most important political and religious center as part of the ancient city of Thebes, that “the great temples were erected and dedicated to the veneration of the god Amon with the blue waters of the Nile close at hand” (Harris 157).”