Visual Timeline: Karnak

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2112 BCE - 2063 BCE: First monument raised at Karnak by Wahankh Intef II.
 
 
1971 BCE - 1926 BCE: Reign of Senusret I in Egypt who begins construction of Temple of Amun at Karnak.
 
 
1971 BCE - 204 BCE: Construction and daily use of Temple Complex of Karnak.
 
 
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: Karnak expands during the New Kingdom of Egypt.
 
 
1069 BCE - 525 BCE: Expansion continues during disunity of the Third Intermediate Period.
 
 
671 BCE: Assyrian king Esarhaddon sacks Thebes but leaves Karnak alone.
 
 
666 BCE: Assyrian king Ashurbanipal destroys Thebes but spares Karnak.
 
 
525 BCE: Persian invasion of Egypt; Karnak again spared destruction.
 
 
404 BCE - 398 BCE: Persians driven out of Egypt by Amyrtaeus.
 
 
380 BCE - 362 BCE: Construction continues at Karnak under Nectanebo I.
 
 
221 BCE - 204 BCE: Last work done at Karnak under the reign of Ptolemy IV.
 
 
336 CE: Temple of Amun at Karnak closed by Roman Emperor Constantius II.
 
 
640 CE: Arab invasion of Egypt who name the temple complex at Thebes `Karnak'.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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