Temple of Amun-re at Karnak and the Parthenon

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The Temple of Amun-re at Karnak and the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens have distinctive architectural enhancements and refinements that were put together to create, not just a building, but a significant piece of aesthetically pleasing architecture made for worship. One of the most mysterious places in ancient Egypt was the inside of a temple.

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Architecture in the Ancient WorldThe Temple of Amun-re at Karnak and the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens have distinctive architectural enhancements and refinements that were put together to create, not just a building, but a significant piece of aesthetically pleasing architecture made for worship. One of the most mysterious places in ancient Egypt was the inside of a temple. They were the homes of the gods and goddesses and very few people were allowed to see the inside. Karnak temple was a solar temple based on the principles of balance and harmony- it was the horizon of Amon-re, his home on earth. To encourage this king of the gods to stay, the Egyptians built a temple that they considered to be heaven on Earth. As the home of the god, an Egyptian temple originally had the form of a house- a simple, rectangular, flat-roofed building preceded by a courtyard and gateway. There we

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