Egyptian Landmarks Beyond The Pyramids

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Travel Luxor, Egypt - Visit the Karnak Temple

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Egyptian Landmarks Beyond The Pyramids

When we think of ancient Egypt, often we think of the pyramids. But what about Egyptian landmarks that aren't pyramids? There are several other architectural marvels that provide a view into the engineering genius of this former civilization. The Great Pyramid of Giza is far from alone when it comes to the amazing structural anomalies of this region constructed as far back as 5,000 years ago. Nestled on the outskirts of the Nile River, the Temple of Luxor was built near 1400 B.C. and stands as a grandiose structure erected as an homage to summer gods. Showcasing several 70-foot-long gateways, the Temple of Luxor is heavily guarded by statues and obelisks built into the foundation. Just a stone's throw away lies the ancient city of Karnak, known to be home to the largest collection of Egyptian religious statues. A galley of a hundred gigantic pillars outline the perimeter of a 50,000-square-foot room at the city's heart—Hypostyle Hall. The "Pearl of Egypt" can be found at Philae Island, home to the famous Temple of Isis and known for its lush and beautiful vegetation as well as its folklore.

Although Egyptian civilization is one of the earliest, the preservation of these astounding architectural treasures help explain world history and modern society. Take a trip back in time to discover some of archeology's greatest finds with this playlist, including reconstructions, archival footage and travel guides to discovering ancient Egypt.

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Take a tour of Ancient Karnak Temple, Luxor - part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. Hi, I am Naomi and I am very excited to show you the world's greatest attractions. The Karnak Temple complex in Luxor Egypt dates back more then 3000 years. Sphinxes and goddesses guard one of the most visited historical sites of Egypt. Karnak's variety of architectural styles and religious relics were created over the course of centuries. The complex houses a incredibly large collection of ancient relics. A wide range deities and cultural symbols are represented in statues and on temple facades. Ancient Egyptian writings mark millennial old walls. Pillars and pylons are all that is left of many ruins. From the rubble the mysteries of an ancient civilization emerge. Thank you for watching our travel video series, see ya next time.

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