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The Obelisk of Seti I, the Kom al-Dikka, Alexandria.

The Obelisk of Seti I, the Kom al-Dikka, Alexandria.

The Underwter site of Qaitbay.
The Open Air Museum.

On Each side of this obelisk of Seti I can be read the three first names of the royal titulary.

Reemployed under Ramses II and then removed to Alexandria. It was the object of restorations as can be seen by the numerous fixing slots in bears. The pyramidion was mounted upon a cavity that is full filled with lead.

After being dismantled its base was cut up. Two other fragments still under water could be added to this ensemble.

Reconstituted height: 800cm approx.
Weight of 4 pieces: 12 tonnes approx.
Material: yellow quartzite

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Photo taken @ Alexandria on 16 October 2018 (© ER's Eyes / Flickr)

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