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History of the Egyptian Obelisks

History of the Egyptian Obelisks

History of the Egyptian Obelisks

History of the Egyptian Obelisks

Obelisk of Ramses II on the left, the missing one on the right located in France.  "As one of the pair was lost, now only one remains. Leslie Greener (the artist and historian of Egyptology) says about the Luxor Temple, "Its imposing pylon gate will always have the bereft appearance of an elephant with one tusk missing." (Source: "The Obelisk of Egypt" by Labib Habachi, 1977 Charles Scribner's Sons) Even if it's only one, the obelisk with a great pylon is must to see. Luxor was called…

Obelisk of Ramses II on the left, the missing one on the right located in France. "As one of the pair was lost, now only one remains. Leslie Greener (the artist and historian of Egyptology) says about the Luxor Temple, "Its imposing pylon gate will always have the bereft appearance of an elephant with one tusk missing." (Source: "The Obelisk of Egypt" by Labib Habachi, 1977 Charles Scribner's Sons) Even if it's only one, the obelisk with a great pylon is must to see. Luxor was called…

What does it mean?: Chapters XIV-XV documents the history of the New York City obelisk from its origins to ...

What does it mean?: Chapters XIV-XV documents the history of the New York City obelisk from its origins to ...

Cleopatra's Needle as it stood in Alexandria in 1880.  The Romans moved it here in 12 B.C.

Cleopatra's Needle as it stood in Alexandria in 1880. The Romans moved it here in 12 B.C.

Gezira´s obelisk  - Cairo, Egypt

Gezira´s obelisk - Cairo, Egypt

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