Obelisk, possibly Senusret I Obelisk, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

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Description

Obelisk in Heliopolis, oldest obelisk among those standing worldwide.Erected by Senusret I (Middle Kingdom the 12th Dynasty, Reigned 20 Century BC). the inscriptions on the 4 sides are the same.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Obelisks

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • 20th century BC

  • Obelisks (monumental pillars)

Place of Creation
  • Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

  • +30.090984+31.322708

  • Heliopolis

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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