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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

In the Hall of Columns, Karnak [Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Amun, Karnak] 16 Mar 1862

RCIN 2700883

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The Temple of Amun, also known as the Precinct of Amun-Re, is situated at the heart of the vast Karnak Temple complex, begun in about 2000 BC and added to by successive pharaohs over hundreds of years. The Hypostyle Hall within the Temple of Amun, containing 134 columns, was begun by Seti I and completed by Ramesses II ‘the Great’ who reigned 1279 – 1213 BC. Acquired by the Prince of Wales, 1862