Karnak Sound and Light
Duration: Half Day
Travellers to Egypt have been fascinated by archaeological wonders such as ancient pyramids, sphinxes, temples and tombs for centuries. This mysterious country holds a history of over 6,000 years, and some of the most dramatic highlights will be revealed to you during this unique one-hour Sound and Light Show in Luxor. Step back in time during your holiday in Egypt and enjoy a spectacular presentation of the history of ancient Thebes (now Luxor) and its gods, against a breathtaking background of the majestic Karnak Temple complex. This is a memorable night not to be missed.
Karnak Temple is believed to be the biggest temple complex in the world, and is reputedly the largest ancient religious site in the world, covering an area of 100 hectares. Comprising a vast mass of temples, chapels, pylons, shrines and intricately carved columns, Karnak is a breathtaking open-air museum, showcasing precious relics of ancient Egyptian dynasties. Located in Luxor, these historic ruins date back to the 16th century BC and were built over a period of 1300 years. The complex includes several of the finest examples of ancient Egyptian design and architecture, including the grandiose temple dedicated to Amun, the ram-headed god of Thebes, as well as the temples of Mut, and Montu.
During the New Kingdom, the Temple of Amun-Re was the most important place of worship in Egypt. Today, only this part of the site is accessible to tourists. As visitors walk through the sacred complex, which includes the majestic Hypostyle Hall, a booming Pharaoh’s voice narrates the story of Ancient Egypt and the New Kingdom to the sounds of haunting music, accompanied by unique sound and light effects against the backdrop of the magnificent illuminated ruins.
Learn all about the founding of the eternal city of Thebes and the birth of Karnak as real events from the past are related to bring the dramatic history of the Karnak Temple alive. You will also find out what life was like under rulers such as King Tutankhamun, Ramses II and Queen Hatshepsut. The last act of the show is performed whilst you are seated overlooking the Great Sacred Lake, which was used daily by ancient Egyptian priests for purification of souls.
If you have ever wondered what life in Egypt was like thousands of years ago, this fantastic show will take you back in time to a bygone era, where you can gain an insight into the greatness of the Ancient Egyptian reign in unforgettable surroundings.
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