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Obelisk of Thutmoses I

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Address: Luxor, Egypt
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One of only a handful left in Egypt

This was an amazing engineering feat and is beautifully carved. It once would have a gold or electrum cap reflecting the sun.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing engineering feat and is beautifully carved. It once would have a gold or electrum cap reflecting the sun.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Though not as tall as Queen Hatshepsut's obelisk, this comes close. Cool to see in person; nearby there is a similar size obelisk on it's side so you can see face-to-face the size at the peak.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

These two magnificent Obelisks stand in prominence within this fantastic Complex, The first one and the smaller of the two is that of Thutmoses I who reigned in the 18th Dynasty, It is approx 22 metres in height x 2metres Square and weighed 140 tons, It wa cut from a single Granite stone at the first cataract in Aswan and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

While smaller that that in DC it is more amazing as it is carved out of one stone in ancient times !!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Truly amazing how this enormous piece was put in place thousands of years ago just by man power,shipped as one piece down the Nile from Aswan and carved,so impressive to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

stunning pieces that you will see once in karnak temple, how on earth were these shipped as one piece down the nile from aswan and carved as they are today is just mindblowing, nothing done like this today will ever be standing in 4000 yrs time, so impressive to see. take lots of water !!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Very nice experience. The obelisk is very large and impressive. A real historical sight. A must see.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Ask your guide how this enormous piece was put in place thousands of years ago just by man power. Truly amazing and one piece of granite, WOW.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This Obelisk is inside Karnak temple. It's truly majestic. The fact that it's carved out of one piece of granite in a quarry in Aswan and transported on the Nile river.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Saw this, it is something tat gives you an idea of the enormity of work that was done to creat these monuments and the work put into them. If you love Egypt it is worth seeing this, it helps put the pieces of the picture together that made Egypt what it is.

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