The tallest obelisk in Egypt, Obelisk of Thutmoses I sits with the historic ruins of Karnak. Dedicated to the third pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, this obelisk stands at 29.5 m (97 ft) tall and represents 320 tons of solid Aswan granite. Explore the ruins to view the story of the site's construction. Legend claims that Thutmose I's daughter Hashtepsut ordered that the obelisk's creation, transportation, and be completed in seven months (no one knows if that's true, however). Plan to visit Obelisk of Thutmoses I and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Luxor attractions using our Luxor online itinerary planner.
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It struck us standing in the shadow how amazingly lucky the Obelisk is (and thus, us for getting to see it)- mainly because walking around you see some of the unlucky remnants of others that didn't... more »
Looking up at this and other obelisks makes you wonder how did they erect this giant piece of rock without a crane? If you want to photograph one and do not want to walk, there's one in front of the.... more »
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