Obelisk of Thutmoses I
Obelisk of Thutmoses I
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,034 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The Obelisk of Thutmoses I is located in the Temple of Karnak site. It and the Obelisk of Hatshepsut are two of the largest obelisks at Karnak. It consists on one piece of granite mined near Aswan and apparently transported on the Nile River to this location. After transport, it had to be erected, which is hard to fathom without modern technology. The size and weight of the obelisk and the intricacies of its designs are fascinating.
Written 21 November 2023
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,723 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This is a fantastic obelisk in the centre of the Karnak Temple. Take your time to look up and examine all the details it has.
Written 1 March 2023
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D1spm
Redditch, UK1,969 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
It’s really difficult to explain the sheer grandeur of these Obelisks especially when you see the precision and how on earth it got there wow.
Written 9 April 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey16,031 contributions
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Dec 2021
Thutmoses I was known for his military conquests. He impressively expanded the Egyptian empire. His greatest building projects were at the Temple of Karnak. The Obelisk is impressive and avoided somehow reappropriation.
This is the last of four obelisks which originally stood in front of the Fourth Pylon.
Written 9 February 2022
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Rae
Fort Mc Kavett, TX8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
The real historians and academics might find a reason to cherish this!!!! Others can just skip it!!!
Written 7 February 2021
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,071 contributions
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Jan 2020
Obelisk of Thutmose I was the family prototype which successive generations copied. His daughter Hatsheput and grandson Thutmose III erected a number of this structures. Sometimes identified as a representation of the ben-ben stone, these obelisks reach to the heavens; the realm of Ra. As with any part of ancient Egypt that is still standing - it can make you wonder - just how did they do it.
Written 29 December 2020
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Donald B
Brisbane, Australia129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Consisting of a single piece of granite sourced from hundreds of kilometers away, the obelisk is stunning.
Written 18 March 2020
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TTOverseas
Cairo, Egypt203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
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 survive the years for one reason or another.

It can be seen across Karnak area and the carving is beautiful.
Written 8 February 2020
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chanyu1
california686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
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 Luxor Temple where you do not have to walk as far and much more open...
Written 14 December 2019
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DNC2014
Regina, Canada66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
These obelisks are wonderful examples of ancient engineering feats and the artisans that sculpted them. The history of how they were carved and then moved into place is amazing.
Written 12 December 2019
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