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The hypostyle hall was a large room with columns. Most of the room was dark except for the centre aisle which was lit by small windows cut into the roof.

This hall represented a marsh in the beginning of time. It was filled with columns that looked like papyrus plants. In the dark corners, the columns look like papyrus plants with closed flowers.

In the centre where the light shined in, the columns look like papyrus plants blooming in the sun. Scenes of religious rituals were carved into the walls.

Only the important priests and the pharaoh were allowed to enter the hypostyle hall. This room would have been used for performing religious rituals.

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