Egyptian Obelisk Timeline

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  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    First Obelisks created in Egypt during the Early Dynastic Period.
  • c. 1570 BCE - c. 1069 BCE
    Obelisks become increasingly popular with pharaohs during the New Kingdom period in Egypt.
  • 1458 BCE - 1425 BCE
    Thutmose III initiates custom of making offerings to obelisks.
  • 1279 BCE - 1213 BCE
    Ramesses II becomes the most prolific builder of obelisks in Egypt.

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3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: First Obelisks created in Egypt during the Early Dynastic Period.
 
 
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: Obelisks become increasingly popular with pharaohs during the New Kingdom period in Egypt.
 
 
1458 BCE - 1425 BCE: Thutmose III initiates custom of making offerings to obelisks.
 
 
1279 BCE - 1213 BCE: Ramesses II becomes the most prolific builder of obelisks in Egypt.
 
 
 
 
 
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