a village in E Egypt, on the Nile: the northern part of the ruins of ancient Thebes.

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Historical Examples of karnak

  • Fig. 16 is a plan of the temple of Karnak, which was about 1200 feet long and 348 feet wide.


    Thomas Roger Smith

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

    The Critic in the Orient

    George Hamlin Fitch

  • Our men had driven them back from the top of the hill, at the foot of which was the tribe of Karnak.

  • Not far to the east of the rocks of Karnak, on the heights of Craig'h.

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

British Dictionary definitions for karnak



a village in E Egypt, on the Nile: site of the N part of the ruins of ancient Thebes
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