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Last standing Obelisk in Heliopolis April 19, 2010

Posted by Nikk in Ancient Egypt, Egyptology, مصر القديمة.
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This plate which was drawn by Denon in 1800 shows what today is the last standing obelisk in Heliopolis.  At approximately 68 feel high and 120 tons, it is quite impressive.  It was quarried in the XII Dynasty (1956-1911 bc) under direction of the Pharaoh Senusret I.  A bit of trivia:  Which country has the most Ancient Egyptian Obelisks?  No, it’s  not Egypt.  Italy and specifically Rome which has 13.

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Obelisk of Senusret I



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