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Ancient Egypt Obelisks Secrets

Ancient Egypt Obelisks Secrets
June 7, 2017 Nahed Salah
Ancient Egypt Obelisks

Ancient Egypt Obelisks

Ancient Egypt Obelisks

Since old times, The ancient Egyptian known by worshiping the sun, which one of its holy symbols was a tapering stone in the form of a pyramid known in the ancient Egyptian language by the name of “Ben Ben”. Starting from this sacred symbol, the idea of establishing the obelisks had developed, which symbolized the worship of the sun god. special temples had been established during the era of the Old Kingdom in order to worship the sun god, which were based mainly on a large open courtyard, on its back, there is a large base on which was erected a large obelisk and a table for the sacrifices.

The obelisks industry had developed especially since the 18th Dynasty. The obelisk was made of one piece of granite stone whose sides were tilted to its inside as it rose, and ended with a small pyramid covered with golden plates reflecting the sun when it fell on it. The obelisk was mounted on a base of the same type of stone of the obelisk.

The kings of the modern state era took great interest in establishing the obelisks during the royal jubilee or for the commemoration of certain events. The names of the king and his titles were usually inscribed on the obelisk.

نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪hatshepsut obelisks‬‏

Ancient Egypt Obelisks

The obelisk was itself an arduous and exhausting work, but the ancient Egyptian excelled in the art of making and inscribing the obelisks, despite the harshness of the stone from which the obelisk was made. The work first began by selecting the best stone piece for the manufacture of the obelisk in Aswan area, where we can find granite. It was done very carefully because the stone should be one piece free of all defects or cracks, then start working on the upper surface of the stone, followed by the separation of the sides using pieces of Diorite Rock. most likely that the obelisk inscription was carried out before it was moved to the place where it should be erected through adding the inscription for three sides. The fourth part was engraved after it was erected.

نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪hatshepsut obelisks‬‏

Ancient Egypt Obelisks

Queen Hatshepsut held for herself four obelisks in Karnak, two of which were located outside the eastern wall of the temple. The other two were on the occasion of Queen Hatshepsut’s jubilee between the fourth and fifth temples. We have only one of these obelisks seen next to the obelisk of King Tuthmosis  I, It is a huge obelisk made of granite stone and rises about 29.5 meters and weighs about 323 tons. The sides of the obelisk and its base are engraved with a long text mentioning the names and titles of  Hatshepsut and the reasons for its establishment, in addition to some expressions of glorification and praise of the god Amun.

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