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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Paris, Île-de-France, Franceen_US
dc.coverage.spatialFormer Site: Luxor [Al Uqsur], Upper Egypt, Egypt, Africa,en_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1279-1213 BCE (creation); reinstalled 1836 (alteration)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-1279--1213en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-15T15:26:49Z
dc.date.available2013-08-15T15:26:49Z
dc.date.issued-1279--1213en_US
dc.identifier230512en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2402en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/138296
dc.descriptionOverall view, pedestal decorated with diagrams explaining the complex machinery used for its removal and transportation from Egypt; The Luxor Obelisk is an Egyptian obelisk now standing at the center of the Place de la Concorde in Paris. It was originally one of two obelisks located at the entrance to the Luxor Temple, in Egypt; the other obelisk is still in place there. They have hieroglyphics exalting the reign of the pharaoh Ramses II. The obelisk arrived in Paris on December 21, 1833, a gift from Muhammad Ali Pasha, the Wāli and self-proclaimed Khedive of Egypt . Three years later, on October 25, 1836, King Louis-Philippe of France had it placed in the center of Place de la Concorde. Missing its original pyramidion (believed stolen in the 6th century BCE), the government of France added a gold-leafed pyramid cap to the top of the obelisk in 1998. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/5/2011)en_US
dc.format.mediumred granite; gold cap and inlay on baseen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectengineering and industrial designen_US
dc.subjectmanufacturingen_US
dc.subjectmilitary or waren_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectwriting systemsen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Civilizationen_US
dc.subjectRamses II, King of Egypten_US
dc.subjectepigraphyen_US
dc.subjecthieroglyphicsen_US
dc.subjectEgyptian (ancient)en_US
dc.subjectNineteenth Dynastyen_US
dc.subjectNew Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.titleLuxor Obelisk [in Paris]en_US
dc.title.alternativeObélisque de Louxoren_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-F-P-PCO-A16en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes), construction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeobelisk (monumental pillar)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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