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Karnak Osiride Statues EG074976jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Osiride Statues Tuthmose Fourth pylon 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. Remains of the Tuthmosis 1 Osiride figures that would have faced into the Transverse Hall dominated now by the standing obelisk of red Aswan granite of Hatshepsut and which 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. in the background of this photo si the top of the remaining standing obelisk of Tuthmosis 1. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Karnak Temple
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Karnak Osiride Statues EG074976jhp
Upload Date: Friday, October 19, 2007
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Ancient Egyptian Osiride Statues Tuthmose Fourth pylon 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. Remains of the Tuthmosis 1 Osiride figures that would have faced into the Transverse Hall dominated now by the standing obelisk of red Aswan granite of Hatshepsut and which 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. in the background of this photo si the top of the remaining standing obelisk of Tuthmosis 1.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Osiride, statues, Hatshepsut, obelisk, standing, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Akhenaten, defaced
 


 

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