Thursday, March 24, 2011

Question 571: Egypt's Karma?

__X__ comprises a vast mix of ruined temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, notably the Great Temple of Amun and a massive structure begun by Pharaoh Ramses II(ca. 1391–1351 BC). Sacred Lake is part of the site as well. It is located near Luxor, some 500 km south of Cairo, in Egypt. The area around __X__ was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut ("The Most Selected of Places") and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. The __X__ complex takes its name from the nearby, and partly surrounded, modern village of el-__X___, some 2.5 km north of Luxor.


The history of the __X___ complex is largely the history of Thebes and its changing role in the culture.The earliest known artifact found in the area of the temple is a small, eight-sided temple from the Eleventh Dynasty, which mentions Amun-Re. Amun (sometimes called Amen) was long the local tutelary deity of Thebes. He was identified with the Ram and the Goose. The Egyptian meaning of Amen is, "hidden" or, the "hidden god".

It hasn't been as significant a tourist site as The pyramids of Giza, etc, but it rose to prominence it 2001 and once again in 2009.
So:
1) ID X
2) ID why it rose to prominence in those years.

Basic layout

Pharaoh's Wall

Hypostle Hall
The Hall



ANSWER:

X: KARNAK
THE MUMMY IN 2001, AND TRANSFORMER 2 IN 2008.
IM SURE THE SCENE WHEN MEGAN FOX RUNS IS QUITE FRESH IN MOST PEOPLE'S MINDS, THOUGH QUITE FRANKLY COULD NEVER SEE WHY.









Transformers 2 in Karnak

Transformers 2 in Karnak


10 comments:

Pi.R.Square said...

karnak in egypt
& in transformers 2, the final battle was in the hypostle hall of karnak
also came in mummy 2, 2001.
1 of the places o connel had to go to

Rohan Danait said...

Temple of Karnak, rose to provinence because was featured in many movies like Transformers 2 , Mummy 2 , Tomb Raider

Soumya said...

KArnak..cud it be related to the Mummy movies...The Mummy Returns nd The Tomb of the dragon Emperor

Arkal said...

cant ID without googling but its rise in prominence in 2k9 was coz transformer 2 was shot there!

The Trooper said...

Karnak

http://fewandfarbetween7.blogspot.com

Archimonde said...

X - Karnak Temple
the Mummy Trilogy movies released in 2001 and 2009?

Sukanto said...

X - Karnak
It rose to prominence in 2001 because they found Tutankhamun's mummy there ? (maybe)
And Transformers was shot there.

manish hn said...

the temple complex of karnak
2001----featured in "the mummy return"
2009--transformers revenge of the fallen

Cupidvogel said...

Come on now! That's so very easy. Karnak.

abhimanyu said...

simple enough - karnak...temple of amun gave it away,.no clue on the reason of prominence though...