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Obelisk of Thutmoses I, Luxor

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • The real historians and academics might find a reason to cherish this!!!! Others can just skip it!!!  more »
  • 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...  more »
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