Nile near the Egyptian temples
Nile near the Egyptian temples
Neil didn’t flow near the Egyptian temples at Karnak in the time of their construction, because the river bed shifted 400 years later. That was revealed by the French research scientists of the National Center for Scientific Research published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

Temples at Karnak, built 2,000 years before Christ at the center of the Nile valley, are causing a number of questions for more than two centuries. Archaeologists are investigating how this place developed over the years.

The temples are built on sandy soil, but in the distant from the Nile. During the last two years, experts have made a deep boreholes (25 m below the surface) at the foot of the first pillar, Karnak temple, which corresponds to the portal on the right coast of the Nile.

Analysis shows that at the time of the first phase of construction of temples at Karnak, the building was built not on an island in the middle of the river, but on a remote sandy embankment between 400 and 500 meters from the Nile, as the CNRS said. It was not until about 1,600 BC, or 400 years after the start of construction, the river first came in the first pillar.
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