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The set consists of three separated, surrounded centers each one for a wall of raw bricks. The biggest, which is in the center and occupies an extension of approximately 30 hectares (Amón's sanctuary) is the one that Diodoro of Sicily affirms to be The Tebas's most former temple. It is also better the one that has remained.

To his left side, the sanctuary of Montu, the god of the war, it is the quadrilateral one of approximately two hectares and a half. To another side there is the sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Mut, wife of Amón, represented symbolically by a vulture. Karnak's temple is the biggest temple of columns of the world: a monument that it might contain, as eminent historians have said, to Notre Dame.

The most extraordinary part is undoubtedly the impressive room hipóstila with his 102 meters of width, his 53 meters of depth and his 134 columns of 23 meters of height which decoration was revealing the name of the divinities to which the figure of the Pharaoh was dedicating offerings. The capitals in the shape of opened papyruses have in the summit a circumference of almost 15 meters and they might give content to approximately 50 persons.


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El conjunto consta de tres centros separados, rodeados cada uno por un muro de ladrillos crudos. El más grande, que está en el centro y ocupa una extensión de unas 30 hectáreas (el santuario de Amón) es el que Diodoro de Sicilia afirma ser el más antiguo templo de Tebas. Es también el que mejor se ha conservado.

A su izquierda, el santuario de Montu, el dios de la guerra, es un cuadrilátero de unas dos hectáreas y media. Al otro lado está el santuario dedicado a la diosa Mut, esposa de Amón, representada simbólicamente por un buitre. El templo de Karnak es el templo de columnas más grande del mundo: un monumento que podría contener, según han dicho eminentes historiadores, a Notre Dame.

La parte más extraordinaria es sin duda la imponente sala hipóstila con sus 102 metros de ancho, sus 53 metros de profundidad y sus 134 columnas de 23 metros de altura cuya decoración revelaba el nombre de las divinidades a las que la figura del faraón consagraba ofrendas. Los capiteles en forma de papiros abiertos tienen en la cumbre una circunferencia de casi 15 metros y podrían dar cabida a unas 50 personas.

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