Thutmose IV’s Peristyle Hall Originally built by Thutmose IV - 1401 BCE to 1391 BCE.
Destroyed by: Amenhotep III - 1390 BCE to 1352 BCE.
“Only four of the pillars composing the peristyle of Thutmose IV remain
in situ at Karnak today. A large section of the peristyle was removed
in ancient times during the dismantling of the Thutmose II “festival
hall.” Today, the remains of the structure found during modern work at
Karnak have been reconstructed at the temple’s Open Air Museum. Many of
the recovered blocks still have relief scenes accented with vivid red,
yellow, green-blue and blue paint. The raised relief scenes on the
pillars depict the king embracing the god Amun. The inscriptions
reference the jubilee (heb-sed) festival of Thutmose IV.”
Photographs taken by kairoinfo4u in Karnak,
El-Karnak, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
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