Need help with history and egyption temple features

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Look at two of the greatest of Egypt’s temples:  Amun at Karnak and Luxor.   pick out a specific feature of one or the other and tell what you think this feature tells us about the Egyptian religion or the kingship.

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Vik1997
School: UIUC

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Karnak Temple Sacred Lake is the largest of its kind and was dug by Tuthmosis III (1473-1458 BC). It measures 393 feet (120m) by 252 feet (77m) and is lined with stone wall and has stairways descending into the water.

The lake was used by the priests for ritual washing and ritual navigation. It was also home to the sacred geese of Amun (the goose being another symbol of Amun) and was a symbol of the primeval waters from which life arose in the ancient Egyptian’s idea of creation.

It was surrounded by storerooms and living quarters for the priests. There was also an aviary for aquatic birds. 

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.

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