Obelisk of Thutmoses I

Obelisk of Thutmoses I

Only the very well read, or those who have visited Egypt, would know where the Obelisk of Thubmosis stands. It is in Karnak temple and perhaps one of the biggest of its time. It is covered in hieroglyphics and one will find it between the third and fourth pylons.

Thutmosis was the third Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Egypt. He organized great building projects during his reign, including many temples and tombs, but his greatest projects were at the Temple of Karnak under the supervision of the architect Ineni…

One of the reasons it is so significant is that it has stood the test of time so well. The obelisk of Thutmosis is about sixty five feet tall and weighs in at one hundred and forty three tons. It is the smaller of the two obelisks still standing in the precinct of Amun at Karnak.

When touring Karnak with a tour guide, he or she will be able to point out the Obelisk of Thutmosis and tell more about the history of this great king.