Erich Lessing

A leaning column has been righted in the 125 years since Felix Bonfils photographed the Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Amun at Karnak. The massive interior space, completed by the New Kingdom pharaoh Ramesses II (1279–1213 B.C.), is the largest room in any religious structure ever built. Many of the hall’s 134 elaborately carved, papyrus-shaped columns soar nearly 70 feet high.