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Obelisks Gallery

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Choose from 41 pictures in our Obelisks collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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Entrance pylon of Ramesses II in the Luxor Temple, Egypt

Side view on the entrance pylon of the Luxor Temple in Upper Egypt, built by Ramesses II whose statues and obelisk stand in front of it. The Ancient Egyptian temple complex of Luxor was founded circa 1400 BC and was extended over the centuries by various pharaos. Date: circa 1920

© Mary Evans / Pharcide

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Obelisks of the Hippodrome, Istanbul

Obelisks of the Hippodrome, Istanbul. These are the Egyptian obelisk of Thutmose III (1549 - 1503 BC) - originally from Deir el Bahri opposite Thebes in Upper Egypt to commemorate campaigns in Syria. About 60m tall weighing 800 tonnes - which broke during shipment to Constantinople in 4th century AD (only top 3rd survived) and the 10th century 'Walled' obelisk. Built by the Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus, it was originally covered with gilded bronze plaques, but they were sacked by invading troops during the Fourth Crusade. Only the stone core of this monument survives. Date: circa 1906

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

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Border Marker between Mexico and USA

Border marker between the United States of America and Mexico. Eight jolly Americans (on a Kozy Kar Tour!) pose in Mexican attire of ponchos and sombreros in front of the marker! The monuments erected by the boundary survey played a pivotal role in securing the line after the Mexican-American War. These obelisks and stone mounds literally marked on the ground the southernmost edges of the nation; they became fundamental points of reference in subsequent boundary disputes (of which there were many) and in the resurvey of the border that took place at the end of the 19th century. Those which survive are often securely protected behind barbed wire and stout fencing!

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection