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Last standing Obelisk in Heliopolis April 19, 2010

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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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Ancient Egypt Stereographic Cards March 31, 2010

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Karnak Temple 1896

Karnak Temple 1896

 

Great Sphinx of Giza 1890

Great Sphinx of Giza 1890

 

Egyptian Obelisk

Egyptian Obelisk

 

Giza Pyramid 1890's

Giza Pyramid 1890's

 

Here are a few stereoviews of Egypt which I have collected over the years.  These images were taken in the 1890’s and were then manufactured into  Stereographic Cards.  (Click on the pictures to enlarge)  

What are Stereographic Cards?  

Stereoscopy, stereoscopic imaging or 3-D (three-dimensional) imaging is any technique capable of recording three-dimensional visual information or creating the illusion of depth in an image. (Credit to Wiki)