This is a view of the unfinished pylon of Nectanebo I. It is designated pylon 1 and is the first of many massive building projects that a visitor encounters when touring Karnak. There are nine other pylons at Karnak but this is the largest. To say this Temple is huge is quite frankly a giant understatement. It covers an area a little over 300 acres. It has been continually worked on by the craftsmen of Egypt from the beginning of the new kingdom. It is still being worked on today by Egyptian craftsmen, the job now is restoration.
On the north side of the hypostyle hall looking north east towards the pricent of Ptah is a huge debris field. These are the fractured parts of the temple waiting to be reconstructed like a giant jigsaw puzzle.
Approaching the Temple of Karnak