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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 Hatshepsut Obelisk EG074938jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut Granite Obelisk Karnak Temple Transverse Hall is 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 Hatshepsut Obelisk EG074938jhp
Upload Date: Friday, October 19, 2007
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Ancient Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut Granite Obelisk Karnak Temple Transverse Hall

is 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, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
 


 

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