THE TEMPLE OF KARNAK AT LUXOR
The World's Largest Religious Space
It's Egypt's most sacred of spaces, the holy place of the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom's great 18th Dynasty. Karnak, the shrine of the God Amun, had been important for centuries, but it truly came to national prominence with the rising of a most unique pharaoh: the woman Hatshepsut.
In this episode, we go to Luxor to visit the great temple of Karnak. We discuss Hatshepsut: the fascinating woman who became king. We also talk temple-side french fries. While exploring Karnka, consider ending a day with a delicious dish of Om Ali, an Egyptian bread pudding.
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