|1 · Karnak D|
Pharaoh: Thutmose I, Ramesses IV, Ramesses VI
Location: Karnak, Egypt
Inscriptions: 3 columns on each 4 sides
Both obelisks were still standing in 1743, but today only the southern of the pair remain. It is leaning slightly.
Originally only the center column of hieroglyphs existed. Ramesses IV had columns added on both sides of the center column, which in turn were usurped by Ramesses VI.
SourcesRosellini, “I Monumenti dell’ Egitto e della Nubia”, IV, plate XXX
Lepsius, “Denkmaeler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien”, III, plate 6
Champollion, “Monuments de l’Égypte et Nubie”, IV, plates CCCXII-CCCXIII
Porter & Moss, “Topographical Bibliography”, II, p. 75