Monday, October 26, 2009

Egyptian Obelisk

Garden of the Blue Mosque
leading to the Hippodrome
.
The Egyptian Obelisk was built in 1500 BC
- it stood outside Luxor
before Constantine had it brought to his city
- beautifully carved monument is broken
and probably only 1/3 of its original height
.
The Obelisk stands on a base
made in the 4th century AD
.

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