from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A village of east-central Egypt on the right bank of the Nile River on part of the site of ancient Thebes. Its pharaonic remains include the Great Temple of Amen and a massive structure begun by Amenhotep III.


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  • Dark and solemn was the innermost shrine of the vast temple, the "House of Amen in the Northern Apt," which we call Karnak, the very holy of holies where, fashioned of stone, and with the feathered crown upon his head, stood the statue of Amen-ra, father of the gods.

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  • Website devoted to the ancient Egyptian temple of the god Amun in Karnak (near modern day Luxor, Egypt).

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  • The inscriptions, instead of being grouped wherever there happened to be space, and so producing the richest form of wall-decoration ever devised by man, are disposed in symmetrical columns, the effect of which, when compared with the florid style of Karnak, is as the methodical neatness of an engrossed deed to the splendid freedom of an illuminated manuscript.

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  • How often has it been written, and how often must it be repeated, that the Great Hall at Karnak is the noblest architectural work ever designed and executed by human hands?

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  • For the past two years, a team of UCLA Egyptologists, digital modelers, web designers, staff and students has been building a three-dimensional virtual-reality model of the ancient Egyptian religious site known as Karnak, one of the largest temple complexes ever constructed.

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  • May 1st, 2009 WASHINGTON - A team of Egyptologists, digital modellers and web designers have been building a 3-D virtual-reality model of the ancient Egyptian religious site known as Karnak, one of the largest temple complexes ever constructed.

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  • It might have felt like a craven surrender to Philistinism; instead I persuaded myself that the girls might one day recall Karnak's ancient thickets of stone columns, with their lotus-flower capitals, and realise that their parents had a point. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • But also unanswered is what happens now that Jacob was stabbed and burned, what the significance of the ring of ash around the cabin was, and the fact that Ilana's group found it had been broken, and what Jacob's (final?) words were (it sounded like he said "Karnak" before adding "They're coming"), and what they meant.

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  • And because it was created from scratch, how does Amarna compare to other Ancient Egyptian cities such as Karnak, Thebes, and Memphis?

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  • See there! that is our own jolly captain, Brownless of ours, the King of the "Karnak"; and going up to the British lion, we shake the noble beast heartily by the paw.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859


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