Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut,

Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut,

Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut,
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Would highly recommend this site! Parked in the parking lot but in order to board the included shuttle, you will need to walk through the "Valley of the Vendors." They are relentless in pursuing you, if you show an interest in their goods. There is no charge to take photos with your cell phone or regular cameras. Absolutely, there is no shade. Great to get a photo shot with the temple in the background before you investigate the interior. It is helpful to have a guide to explain things to you. Would recommend about 1.5 to 2 hours here. If you do or don't have a guide, it is helpful to read up on the temple before you arrive. It is an immense temple that rises amid the limestone cliffs, built about 1473-1485 BC.
Written November 24, 2020
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Ukienomad
Fleming Island, FL6,739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Obelisk at the Karnak Temple in Egypt is 97 feet tall and weighs approximately 320 tons, which was raised by Queen Hatshepsut in honor of the god Amun. The walls are covered in hieroglyphics and are quite pronounced like they were first carved 3,000 years ago. It’s amazing how they got this obelisk up and how many people it took. Karnak Temple is just amazing and huge. You need a lot of time to go through it all. Wonderful experience. A must do!
Written February 21, 2020
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Hamayon M
Hopkinton, MA70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
There is a lot of history behind this Obelisk, which your tour guide must explain when visiting the Karnak temple.
Written March 2, 2020
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badrax
Fort Lauderdale, FL1,399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This incredible original obelisk is in Amazing shape and highlight of the trip
A must do photograph opportunity
Written October 17, 2019
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westy54
Sydney, Australia12,044 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This obelisk is originally one of two - the other one having fallen over - that stood either side of the entrance to the Great Temple of Amun which is located within the Karnak Temple Complex. At a height of approximately 29 metres it is the tallest of the eight remaining ancient obelisks in Egypt and the second largest in the world behind the Lateran Obelisk which is now in Rome. The obelisk is made of one single piece of pink granite and is estimated to weigh around 343 tons.

It is believed that the obelisk was originally ordered by King Tutmose II but it could not be completed before his death. His successor to the throne was his wife Queen Hatshepsut and it is she who had the obelisk finished, transported to Karnack and erected where it now stands. The obelisk is believed to have been erected in 1457 BC and inscriptions on its base indicated that it took seven months to construct.

There are two obelisks in the Karnack Temple complex. The Queen Hatshepsut Obelisk and the smaller Thutmose I Obelisk and they are located very close together.

The Queen Hatshepsut Obelisk is located on the left hand side as you continue to walk through the complex from the main gate whilst the Thutmose I Obelisk is located on the right and is the first obelisk you encounter.

Quite magnificent structures believed to have been erected to Ra, the Sun God.
Written March 22, 2019
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D1spm
Redditch, UK1,977 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Similar to the other Obelisks by way of spectacular. Each one is different by way of the hieroglyphs that are carved in. Whilst walking around you will easily see them all
Written April 9, 2022
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japanese doremi
Chuo, Japan16,148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The "Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut," is located very close to the "Thuthmosis I Obelisk."
Located in the "Karnak Temple," the "Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut," is made of a single piece of wood and is quite tall, about 30 meters.
In addition, since "Thuthmosis I" is the father and "Queen Hatshepsut" is his daughter, and they are located very close to each other, they are also called the "Parent-Child Obelisk."
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Written April 11, 2024
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Maria Solange O
Farroupilha, RS29,173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Hapshetsut Obelisk is the second largest of Egypt's ancient obelisks. Made from a single block of pink granite, it is located in the Great Temple of Amun in Karnak. The inscriptions are well preserved. Too handsome.
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Written March 12, 2024
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Tiago Barroso
Alhandra, Portugal893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
This was the second time I visited the Karnak temple, and I can't stop admiring its grandeur, which is still quite well preserved. It is a great work, as it was built by several rulers, Hatshepsut's obelisk is a well-preserved obelisk, an image of her grandeur.
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Written March 21, 2024
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