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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 Obelisks EG074974jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Hatshepsut Granite broken base standing Obelisks Karnak Osiride statue 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 is of Queen Hatshepsut's Southern Obelisk obviously broken standing on its granite base in front of the Fourth Pylon and remains of Osiride statues possibly of Tuthmosis 1 who built the pylon and looks onto the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite to the north which still stands is in the background and 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. The top of the broken part of this shattered obelisk lies near the Sacred Lake. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Karnak Temple
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Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisks EG074974jhp
Upload Date: Friday, October 19, 2007
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Egypt Luxor Hatshepsut Granite broken base standing Obelisks Karnak Osiride

statue 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 is of Queen Hatshepsut's Southern Obelisk obviously broken standing on its granite base in front of the Fourth Pylon and remains of Osiride statues possibly of Tuthmosis 1 who built the pylon and looks onto the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite to the north which still stands is in the background and 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. The top of the broken part of this shattered obelisk lies near the Sacred Lake.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, broken, standing, base, carvings, hieroglyphs, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis 1, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased, Osiride, statues
 


 

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