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“karnak temple” (15 reviews)
“approx metres” (2 reviews)
“gold silver” (2 reviews)
Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two obelisks situated in Karnak temple. The obelisk of Thutmoses I and Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut. They are both huge and amazing, a must see.

Thank hulagirlSurrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The two obelisks stand proudly in the Karnak temple complex and are in a fairly good condition. You will see them once you visit Karnak.

Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This obelisk at the Karnak temple is so huge that it will amaze you when you stand next to it . The engineering involved to raise and erect it, and the structure standing without any support is marvellous.

Thank Conrad P
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

It's part of Karnak temple near the sacred lake. Obelisk mean a soldier with a hand sign of maintaining silence as per my guide

Thank J. Meng H
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The obelisk is covered with beautiful carvings. When you take the pic in the bright sun, you think you can't see the art on them, but it came out. Very dramatic against the dark blue sky

Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Inside Karnak Temple, these 2 obelisks certainly command attention. Good access all around gives an impressive view of these wonders

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Both obelisks are amazing engineering monuments. It takes a while to realize what you are looking at and how old they are.

Thank thomas29144
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Amazing to see this and to think that it was quarried, carved and put in place 3000+ years ago. What a sight it must have been when the original gold tip was in place!

Thank Martin_Christopher
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Currently Karnak is still under on preservation process. Here you can find a lot of pharaoh monuments.

Thank dashingpotato
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Loved the view of this inside the temple! The whole area is great to see and find out the treasures of information history left behind!

Thank Tasnuva A
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