Sunday, May 23, 2004

Mataria Obelisk To Be Restored

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html11/o200524z.htm
The obelisk, currently located in a suburb of Cairo called Mataria, was erected by the 12th Dynasty Pharaoh Senusret I. It is 20.4 meters high and weighs 121 tons. It has been decided to subject it to mechanical cleaning.

1 comment:

walterwainhouse said...

My mother has fond memories of visiting such an obelisk in mataria
with her father. Are there any photos I could copy for her?