Karnak Open Air Museum, Luxor

4.6
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Tour an ancient Egyptian royal burial site showcasing ancient stonemasonry skills at Karnak Open Air Museum, an archeological museum. A collection of small shrines and temples reconstructed after their conservation remain buried in sand. The site features well-preserved white shrine of Sesostris I, the red shrine of Hatshepsut made of red quartzite blocks, and the alabaster chapel of Amenhotep II made of calcite. A collection of statuaries and an urban unit with mud brick walls of Saito-Persian period are also part of the museum. To visit Karnak Open Air Museum and get the most from your holiday in Luxor, create itinerary details personal to you using our Luxor trip planning app .
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  • A guide can be helpful in figuring out what you are actually looking at but grandeur abounds. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Huge columns with opulent ornamentation carved atop each and every column...all different ….like no two snowflakes alike ...well no two columns have the same display on top.  more »
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