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Originally built by Sety I - 1294 BCE to 1279 BCE (Show in timemap)
Part of the present-day north exterior wall of the temple includes the north (exterior) face, northeast corner and gate of the Great Hypostyle Hall.
Measurements: The north face of the hypostyle hall measures 52m in length.
Sety I covered the exterior side of the hypostyle hall with relief scenes and texts of the king at battle with the enemies of Egypt. The many individual scenes on these wall expanses cover a number of different themes, including Sety's campaigns against foreign towns or peoples (including the Shasu Bedouin of southern Palestine region, the Libyans, the Hittites and the Yenoam Asiatics), submission and presentation of tribute by foreign rulers to the Egyptian king, and the victorious king presenting the spoils of war to the important gods of Thebes.
Construction materials: sandstone
University of Chicago Oriental Institute Epigraphic Survey (1986), Reliefs and inscriptions at Karnak: The battle reliefs of King Sety I, vol. IV. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Brand, Peter (2008), “The Karnak Great Hypostyle Hall Project.” http://history.memphis.edu/hypostyle/Tour/Seti_war.htm .
Schwaller de Lubicz, R. A. (1999), The temples of Karnak. London: Thames & Hudson.