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Karnak

[kahr-nak] /ˈkɑr næk/
noun
1.
a village in E Egypt, on the Nile: the northern part of the ruins of ancient Thebes.
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  • Here, in two or three days, one may study the ruins of Luxor, Karnak and Thebes—names that the historian still conjures with.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
  • Fig. 16 is a plan of the temple of Karnak, which was about 1200 feet long and 348 feet wide.

    Architecture Thomas Roger Smith
  • I well remember the morning when I stood before the propylon, or chief entrance of Karnak.

    Sketches Benjamin Disraeli
  • From the pylon a superb view may be gained of the ruins of Karnak.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
  • The names of the captured cities of Palestine are still to be read on the walls of the temple of Karnak.

  • The temple of Karnak belongs to both the Eighteenth and Nineteenth dynasties.

  • Another time they sat by night in ruined Karnak, watching the silver moonlight bring out another world among the mighty pylons.

    The Wave Algernon Blackwood
  • On this side also, in the district of Karnak, was the great temple of Amon.

  • It looked towards the east, facing the magnificent temple at Karnak.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • At Karnak alone the sites of some ten or twelve have been found.

British Dictionary definitions for Karnak

Karnak

/ˈkɑːnæk/
noun
1.
a village in E Egypt, on the Nile: site of the N part of the ruins of ancient Thebes
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