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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 EG0214060jhp 
 Egyptian Hatshepsut Granite carving Obelisk Karnak hierogylphics Osiride statue evening light 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 in between the fourth and fifth pylons looking at its granite base. 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 as can be seen in this photo 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 EG0214060jhp
Upload Date: Sunday, October 27, 2002
Photo Size: 9.8 MB; 5333x3555 pixels
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Egyptian Hatshepsut Granite carving Obelisk Karnak hierogylphics Osiride statue evening

light 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 in between the fourth and fifth pylons looking at its granite base. 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 as can be seen in this photo but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, base, plinth, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisk, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Osiride, figures, statues, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
 


 

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