The 18th, 19th, and first 20th Dynasties guided Egypt to its climax of power. Still, throughout the latter portion of the 20th Dynasty (identified as the Ramessid Age), that influence began to decline as the priests of Amun obtained more unimaginable resources and authority, and the situation of the pharaohs depreciated. The temple's capacity can best recognize the Cult of Amun's capability to the God at Karnak, which each new Kingdom leader added to. By the New Kingdom's conclusion, over 80,000 priests were contracted by the temple at Thebes solely, not including other cities in multiple regions. The most important of these ministers were more valuable and controlled more land than the pharaoh.