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KARNAK

Karnak

Karnak is the largest site of Ancient Egyptian culture in the world, and the second most visited site after the Pyramids at Giza. The whole site is an open air museum primarily for tourists, as most archaeological work at the site has been concluded. It is visited by Lara in The Last Revelation.

History

The history of Karnak is largely tied to the nearby city of Thebes, one of the various capitals of the Ancient Egyptians. Built to honour the god Amun, and later to the triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu, it was used well into the time of the Roman Empire.

By the reign of the Emperor Constantine, when the Roman Empire had Christianity forced upon it, Karnak was essentially deserted. In the years afterwards, some Coptic churches were established in the ruins, but were often abandoned soon afterwards.

Various visitors to Egypt visited the ruins over the following centuries, but it was not until the late 18th century that the ruins became more widely known.

Appearance in The Last Revelation

Karnak forms the second 'set' of Egyptian levels in the game. It is designed around the Amun-Re precinct of the Karnak complex, and the tomb of the High Priest of Horus, Semerkhet. Amun-Re is a very significant god, being one of the various forms of Ra, and the god of creation.

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