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The Hatshepsut Obelisque
Luxor & Karnak
Stll impressive. Even without it's original decorations made from gold and electrum this obelisque can't leave you indifferent. Highest from ramaining 'sun needles', it reaches 30 meters mark.
Copyright: Andrey Ilyin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 03/09/2007
Geüpload: 04/09/2008
Geüpdatet: 28/02/2015
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Tags: landmark; museum
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More About Luxor & Karnak

Part of the Holy Land, Egypt offers a fascinating mixture of ancient pyramids, temples and other religious monuments. There are numerous possibilities to explore Egypt from desert treks to trips down the Nile or scuba diving in the Red Sea and along the Sinai coast. Cairo, which means “The Triumphant”, is home to the pyramids, sphinx and over 17 million residents within its metropolitan area. Luxor is often described as the world’s largest open air museum, built on the ancient city of Thebes. The Karnak temple complex, located near Luxor, is a collection of ancient temples, chapels and various other buildings.