Obelisk of Nectanebo II

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2016

According to the vertical inscription of this black siltstone obelisk (1.74 meter in height), Nectanebo set up this obelisk (and its fellow obelisk ) at the doorway of the sanctuary of Thoth, the Twice-Great, Lord of Hermopolis. From the city of Hermopolis (modern Al-Ashmunayn), central Egypt. 13th Dynasty, circa 350 BCE. Both obelisks are on display within the great court of The British Museum, London.


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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