Originally built by Thutmose III – 1479 BCE to 1425 BCE
Other works initiated by Thutmose III:Akhmenu, Contra Temple, Wadjet Hall, 7th Pylon, Thutmose III Shrine, Enclosures and Gates, Sacred Lake, 6th Pylon and Court, 5th Pylon and Court, Obelisks of 7th Pylon, Station of the King and Corridor, Obelisks of Festival Hall Center Pair, Central Bark Shrine, Palace of Ma’at, Obelisks of Wadjet Hall, Pylon and Festival Court of Thutmose II, East Exterior Wall
These obelisks originally stood to the south of pylon 7. The western obelisk was removed by a Roman emperor (possibly Constantius) in the 4th century CE and eventually sent to Constantinople, the capital of the Roman Empire in the east, present day Istanbul, Turkey. It now adorns the Hippodrome. The tip of the second obelisk was recovered at Karnak.
Measurements: The obelisk in Istanbul measures 20m, but only its upper portion survives. It would have originally stood almost 29m, not including a base of more than 1m.
Phases of Construction
Thutmose III erected these obelisks in front of his new pylon entrance along the temple’s north/south processional route (the seventh pylon). Interestingly, while only the upper portion of this obelisk survives, its inscription is very similar to an obelisk depicted in a relief scene of Thutmose III. Its full size and text has been hypothesized based on this image. The inscriptions report that the king raised the obelisks to celebrate his jubilee (heb-sed) festival and honor the god Amun-Ra.
Construction materials: rose granite
About the reconstruction model of this Thutmose III
The height and taper of the obelisk on the model were designed based on the axial reconstructions made by Traunecker (1982: fig. 1).
Photographs of all four sides of the Istanbul obelisk were used to recreate the top 20m of the obelisk on the model. A plain rose granite pattern was used to fill in the bottom section. They were placed according to the directional indications given by Dondelinger (1977: tafel 17).
Dondelinger, Edmund. (1977),Der Obelisk : ein Steinmal ägyptischer Weltanschauung. Graz: Akadem. Druck- u. Verlagsanst
Habachi, Labib and Charles Van Siclen. (1977),The obelisks of Egypt: skyscrapers of the past. Cairo : American University in Cairo Press
is cbd gummies addictive just cbd gummies near me unwind cbd gummies jolly cbd gummies cbdmd premium cbd gummies try cbd gummies 5 cbd gummies in package green wellness cbd gummies colorado charlottes web royal cbd gummies review tiger woods cbd gummies is lucent valley cbd gummies a scam reviews on assure cbd oil and gummies just cbd gummies 250 mg how much are eagle hemp cbd gummies vital life cbd gummies green ape cbd gummies ingredients diamond royal cbd gummies review is it legal to buy cbd gummies online 25mg cbd gummy bears air travel with cbd gummies keoni cbd gummy cubes 500 mg koi tropical cbd gummies
weight loss pills for women and men burn fat does slim fast help lose weight red weight loss energy work out pills torch weight loss pills reviews weight loss pills liproxenol diet pills in france top weight loss pills reviews can diet pills really work cortisol pills weight loss vexgen keto pills reviews herdiet weight loss pills reveiw detox diet to lose belly fat are the keto pills safe disputing presciption pills weight loss stomach fat diet pills phentermine prescription diet pills fast way to lose weight in 30 days meal plans to help lose weight fast best pills for fat burning quick trim diet pills directions lazy exercises to lose belly fat carnivore diet weight loss
what is in gas station male enhancement pills ashwagandha pills penis most recent male enhancement pills getting wife to take sexual enhancement pills how do i get harder erections how to make hair relaxer last longer men good sex pills for guys best penis enhencement pills over the counter erection pills reddit how many banadryl to last longer in bed cream injection pills for better erection real penis growth pills otc erection pills reviews how to make your dick bigger capsel ron jeremys top penis growth pills male enhancement pills facebook ed pills that work does ed pills make you orgasm be over the counter ed pills reddit dmax male enhancement pills how to safely grow your penis 2022 huge erection pills