For many centuries Karnak temple was the main religious centre of Egypt, with each Pharaoh adding to or altering the complex. It was the main temple for the cult of Ammon, but like many other Egyptian temples, other gods and goddesses were worshipped there.
Perhaps the best way to get a clear idea of the history and the monuments of Karnak is to attend the Light & Sound show. It is rather a tour in several parts of the great temple of Ammon, the Great Hypostyle Hall included, before you sit next to the sacred lake of the temple to absorb an unprecedented dose of history and brilliant stars reflected in the water. The spectacle is offered in several languages.
- Karnak Temple – The University of Memphis.
- Karnak – TourEgypt.net
- Karnak: Temple of Amun – Bible History Online, 2004.