Luxor Temple Entrance

Egyptian Obelisks Around the World: Guardians of Ancient Wisdom

Egyptian obelisks, tall, slender, four-sided monoliths, have their origins rooted in ancient Egyptian culture. These monumental structures were erected as symbols of divine power and were often placed in pairs at the entrances of temples or to commemorate significant events, especially during the New Kingdom period (1550–1070 BCE). The iconic shape of obelisks is thought to represent rays of the sun, connecting them to the worship of sun gods like Ra.

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