7th Pylon & the Cachette CourtPrecinct of Amun Ra - Karnak Temple - Theban Temples
Ipet Sut, “Most Select of Places”
The Precinct of Amun Ra
Built for Pharaoh Tuthmose III, the remains of his own Colossi can be located here. The Reliefs on the Pylon itself are of Pharaoh holding the hair of his enemies in order to project him winning his Military Campaigns in what is today Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. The hieroglyphs list the towns which he conquered during his early campaigns in Palestine, and those which he took later in his reign in Lebanon and Syria.
Discovered here in 1903 were approx. 1,000 Statues and Stelae’s which are now generally found in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. This gives the “First Court” its name as it is a huge haul of findings, literally a Cache.
These items are thought to have been deposited here as almost a storage area after the Temple was given them as votive offerings by the populace who wished their deceased to be remembered and prayed for in their Afterlife.