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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Queen-king Hatshepsut donated four obelisks to the god amun at Karnak. Two have disappeared entirely, and of the two which were placed between the fourth and fifth pylons only the northern monument (the tallest standing obelisk in Egypt) still remains in place. The inscriptions on this obelisk make clear the queen's reasons for donating the monume...