The Other Unfinished Obelisk...

 

 

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Seti I's Unfinished Obelisk at Aswan...

Given current interest in Mike's paper, 'The other unfinshed obelisk', published in the summer edition of Kmt (a popular American Egyptological journal) Vol. 21 Number 2, we have created this gallery of photos not included in the article...

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Dr Mike Jenkins explains the obelisk's iconography to 2010 tour participants

The broken obelisk in situ, West Bank, Aswan

The obelisk fragment (left) and grand transportation roadway. (C) Peter Tyson, WGBH Educational Foundation. Used with kind permission

A silicified sandstone obelisk of Ramesses II, now at Tanis

The quarry-face at Gebel Gulab from where Seti's was cut

Recent damage to the obelisk. (C) ELizabeth Bloxam, QuarryScapes Project. Used with kind permission

The now-destroyed royal face. (C) Peter Tyson, WGBH Educational Foundation. Used with kind permission

The obelisk being moved to safer grounds, March 2008. (C) ELizabeth Bloxam, QuarryScapes Project. Used with kind permission

The newly revealed face of the obelisk

 

 

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