National Geographic : 1923 May
498 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by H. Bechard THE CENTRAL AISLE OF THE GREAT HYPOSTYLE HALL OF TIE TEMPLE AT KARNAK Measuring 50,000 square feet, this is the largest hall in any temple in the world. The roof, which has now fallen in, was supported by 134 columns in 16 rows, the columns in the two middle rows being higher than those at the sides. These larger columns are 33 feet in circumference and 80 feet high. In every direction there are reliefs and inscriptions, which were once highly colored, showing the Pharaohs in the presence of Amen-Ra and other gods.