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“A fine collection of sanctuaries”

Karnak Open Air Museum
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$45.00*
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Day Tour to Luxor Museum and East Bank Temples
Ranked #19 of 84 things to do in Luxor
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“A fine collection of sanctuaries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

I especially liked the Hatshepsut sanctuary. This was found as rubble inside a pylon and rebuilt. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2012
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“Strange experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

All I remembered from visiting this place was one of the policemen/guard (dressed in white) leading us to a secluded area, telling us about an inscription on the wall, making us touch it 10 times for apparent good luck, AND ASKING US FOR MONEY after. We just walked away.

Visited October 2011
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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“extra, extra”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

why oh why do you have to pay extra for this small area.not worth it.

Visited October 2011
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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“The World’s Biggest Jigsaw”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2010

This museum is reached from inside Karnak Temple itself. You are required to buy a separate ticket for it once inside the main complex.

After you enter the main temple thro’ the lines of sphinx and then the first pylon you are in a main courtyard. Follow the signs for the toilet to the left, pass out thro’ a doorway and you come to the ticket office for the museum. It costs 25 EGP.
I visited this site a few years ago and they had rebuilt the White, Red and Alabaster chapels then. As it is work in progress they have rebuilt more and now are putting the statues found in different part of Karnak on plinths. It is a peaceful place to be by yourself as tour groups do not go into it, we were the only visitors at 9:00a.m.

I have put some photos on this review and more can be seen on http://community.webshots.com/user/elaref

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