IMPORTANT: This level, along with the GREAT HYPOSTYLE HALL and the SACRED LAKE, are like one big level made up of linked parts. You can move between them as many times as you need to, but twice through each level should be enough if you explore thoroughly. This walkthrough attempts to cover everything with minimal backtracking.
LEVEL 7B: TEMPLE OF KARNAK (second visit)
Kills: 9 Items: 3 plus Hypostyle Key and Sun Goddess Secrets: 0*
NOTE: The numbers of kills, items, and secrets listed below are for this section only. The rest were included in the Temple of Karnak (first visit).
After obtaining CANOPIC JAR 2 in the SACRED LAKE, you return to the TEMPLE OF KARNAK through an underwater passage. At the end of this passage is a square opening in the ceiling. Surface here and climb out of the water. Climb up twice and proceed to an opening overlooking the BLUE-LIT ROOM WITH THE POOL AND SEATED STATUE. (Remember you were here earlier.) Drop down and go to the nearest doorway, just ahead on the left. (screenshot) Place CANOPIC JAR 2 in the niche inside the doorway. (screenshot)
Cutscene: Magic liquid pours down through the statues' long horns into the CEREMONIAL BOWL, causing it to tip and spill into the pool. (screenshot)
Go back to the pool room and try out Lara's new ability toyes!walk on water. Cross the pool to the statue and climb up next to it. (screenshot) Pick up the Uzi ammo lying on the floor behind the statue. Then go through the nearby doorway. (screenshot)
OUTDOOR AREA WITH POOL AND ELECTRIC OBELISKS: Follow the passageway to the end and climb up on the right side. Approach the doorway and drop carefully onto a block overlooking a crocodile-infested pool. There are 2 crocodiles swimming around when you arrive. They can't reach Lara on the block so save ammo and shoot them with pistols. Now turn so Lara's back is toward the pool, drop back and hang from the edge of the block, then immediately pull up. This draws out a third crocodile, which you can also shoot from above. When the coast is clear, pick up some shotgun shells on the sand near the west wall and more shotgun ammo on the bottom of the pool. Swim down through the opening beneath the obelisks. Follow the short passageway around to the right until you can surface. Climb out of the water and press the button. (screenshots)
Cutscene: The cage between the obelisks lowers, revealing a golden statue on a pedestal.
Swim back out to the pool the way you came. Climb out of the water on either side of the obelisks and climb up behind the pedestal. Press Action twice to take the HYPOSTYLE KEY and the SUN GODDESS from the pedestal. These are two separate pick-ups. Make sure to get both items.
BACK TO THE OBELISK COURTYARD: Swim back across the pool and use the stone block to climb into the doorway on the left. (screenshot) Turn right, drop down through the opening in the floor, and follow the passageway back to the BLUE-LIT ROOM WITH THE POOL AND SEATED STATUE. Walk across the water to the far right (northeast) corner of this large room (screenshot), through the doorway, and past the niche where you placed the FIRST CANOPIC JAR, in order to get back into the ROOM WITH THE BOWL. Go through the raised crawlspace on the right (east) wall. (screenshot) Continue through the uneven passageway, up several ledges, and through two more crawlspaces, which eventually lead back outside. This should be familiar as you've been through here before.
When you drop out of the last crawlspace into the sandy area outside the ROOM WITH STAIRS AND PITS, immediately roll and draw weapons as one of Von Croy's goons attacks from the doorway on the right. (screenshot) Go through the doorway where he came from and confront another bad guy inside on the left. He and Lara will shoot at each other through the brown door, but you can also run around the door and take him out with two shotgun blasts. (screenshot)
Drop through the hole in the floor in the southwest corner of the ROOM WITH STAIRS AND PITS (screenshot) Follow the short tunnel to the end and climb out on the left. Turn right and head out into the open area outside the BUILDING WITH RED BANDS AROUND THE ROOFS. Blast another mercenary lurking in the far right corner. (screenshot) Then roll and take out his friend, who emerges from the building you just came from. (screenshot)
Climb up to the gap in the south wall that leads back to the OBELISK COURTYARD (screenshot), but before going through, turn around, switch to pistols, and shoot a black scorpion crawling around on the sand below. (screenshot)
Now, go through the gap in the wall and hop down into the OBELISK COURTYARD. Turn right and kill another baddie as he emerges from the HALLWAY LINED WITH COLUMNS. (screenshot) Enter the building where he came from. At the bottom of the steps, go through the gray door on the right and slide into the GREAT HYPOSTYLE HALL like you did before. (screenshot)
*NOTE ON SECRETS: There are 70 secrets in the entire game. These are marked "(x/70)" in this walkthrough. To check your progress in-game, press Pause (P on keyboard, Start on PlayStation or Dreamcast controller) then choose Statistics. There are no secrets in this section, but if you have been following the walkthrough, you should now have 29/70.
†UPDATE HISTORY: 5/5/19 - First major update since this walkthrough was created in 1999. This revision includes many new screenshots as well as various other corrections and clarifications.
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