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When you see these in Karnak towering high above it is hard to fathom how they were chiseled out of a quarry miles away using primitive tools. They were then loaded on a barge and floated on the Nile to Luxor, then unloaded and carted...More
These obelisks were chiseled out of one piece of granite then transported here from a quarry many many Km's away!
They are smooth with carvings. Just incredible how the craftsman of the day using what we would call primitive tools could create such a structure.
This obelisk was one of two - the other fell down - that was built during the rein of Thutmoses I (1506 BC - 1493 BC) and is approximately 23 metres tall and is estimated to weigh approximately 150 tons. It is one of three...More