Carlitos Lunghi Site
LUXOR

"While the sky exists, your monuments will exist
and your name lasted like the sky"
phrase dedicated to Ramses II when erecting the obelisks of Luxor

                In the temple of  Amon  in Luxor, Thebes, RAMSES II, faraon of the 19th
                dynasty placed  six  colossal  statues  of himself and a pair of obelisk ahead
                arround the year 1300 B.C..
                The twin obelisks  erected  by RAMSES II, to commemorate his victory at
                the battle of Qadesh, which is now Syria, in front at the temple of Amón in
                Luxor, of  22,55 metros and  227 tons,  have  the sides with a convex of  3
                cm., probable attempt correct the effect it has,  it  was  be flat; and  will be
                similarity concave for the opposition of shade and light in the angles.
                In the base  to  the  obelisk  are  represented  various sacred babuins and in
                the faces have the suitable titles of the real protocol.


Ilustration to the obelisk in front the enter
at the Temple Amon -  Luxor, Thebes, Egypt.


Imagen of the Description de l´Egypte
published by orders of Napoleon Bonaparte

                Ones stay in front of  the pilono, on  the  west  side  was  the  first  obelisk
                translate from Egypt to Paris, in the contempory age, his twin stay  erect in
                the origin same place. That one, was  legacy like  the  other, to  France  by
                Mohammed-Ali, under Turkish occupation, and France never resign to him
                until 1991.

                Thebes  flourished  as  a  center  of  the  civilized  world  during  the  New
                Kingdom era (1570-1085 B.C.). The fame of the city is even  described in
                the ninth book of the Iliad: "Thebes in Egypt,  where  the  houses are piled
                high with treasures, and the  city  has  a  hundred  gates, and through each
                gate two hundred men drive out with horses and chariots (The Iliad, Book
                Nine)."


Hipotetic reconstruction to obelisk erected
Hipotetica reconstruccion de como pudo levantarse un obelisco

Paints of  David Roberts (1796-1864)

Actuals views of the Temple of Amón & the obelisk of RAMSES II - Luxor, Egypt.


 Detail of  the babuins

                       The  obelisk  of the  Luxor Museum, is of so single 0.96 meters and 1.18
                    meters with the pedestal, this made in red granite.
                    RAMSES III   constructed this   obelisk, of so that they were in the great
                    temple of Amun in Karnak.
                    In 1923, this was discovered at the small space, west side,  between  the
                    9th and 10th pylons of the Great Temple of Amun, but one  of  the  pair
                    was not found.
                    Although the lower part of this obelisk is lost, the whole one is supposed
                    to be a small one.
                    The King's  horus   name  is  inscribed  enclosed  by  rectangle,  and  his
                    coronation  name  as  King  of  Upper  and  Lower  Egypt  is enclosed in
                    catouches.

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The History of the Egyptian Obelisk