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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 Obelisk Base EG0214054jhp 
 Tuthmose red Granite Obelisk Base granite Karnak tipping ledge closeup 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. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. However this is the base of the remaining standing obelisk of Tuthmosis 1 in front of the third pylon in the small court and gives a good idea of the construction and lifting method with this ledge to allow purchase as the colossal red Aswan granite monolith was pulled upwards into place. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Karnak Temple
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Karnak Obelisk Base EG0214054jhp
Upload Date: Sunday, October 27, 2002
Photo Size: 11.7 MB; 5333x3555 pixels
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Tuthmose red Granite Obelisk Base granite Karnak tipping ledge closeup

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. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. However this is the base of the remaining standing obelisk of Tuthmosis 1 in front of the third pylon in the small court and gives a good idea of the construction and lifting method with this ledge to allow purchase as the colossal red Aswan granite monolith was pulled upwards into place.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Amun, obelisk, red, Aswan, granite, fallen, obelisk, base, ledge, lip, tilting, tipping, closeup, figure, scale, blocks, pylon, fourth, third, pylons, small, court, pharaoh, ruler, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 1
 


 

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