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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Obelisk of Thutmoses I reviews
Consisting of a single piece of granite sourced from hundreds of kilometers away, the obelisk is stunning. more »
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 »
Which is the past bring the future.
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