OBELISK OF QUEEN HATSHEPSUT
Temple of Amon, Karnak
Dynasty XVIII, 1503-1482 B.C.
The rose granite obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut is more than ninety-seven feet high. It is one of two built in front of Pylon V. Normally obelisks stand in pairs at the entrance to a temple. The top part which slopes to a point is called a pyramidion.
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