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Photos in this gallery include the whole of Karnak itself, the open air museum, temples of Khonsu and Ptah and the Sound and Light Show night images.
Karnak Cartouches EG074945jhp 
 Egypt Hatshepsut Obelisk Karnak Temple Cartouches Thutmose Thurmosis hieroglyphs photographed showing two separate cartouches, the central one is that of Thutmosis 11 and the other offset on the right is that of Thutmosis 111 and they are in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Karnak Temple
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Karnak Cartouches EG074945jhp
Upload Date: Friday, October 19, 2007
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Egypt Hatshepsut Obelisk Karnak Temple Cartouches Thutmose Thurmosis hieroglyphs photographed

showing two separate cartouches, the central one is that of Thutmosis 11 and the other offset on the right is that of Thutmosis 111 and they are in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, cartouches, cartouche, hieroglyphs, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
 


 

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