As part of the ministry's celebrations this month of the
200th anniversary of deciphering ancient Egyptian writing and the emergence of
The obelisk of King Senusret I, which is 21 meters high, still stands in its original location at the Temple of the Sun in Mataria.
Made of pink granite, the obelisk was built by King Senusret I as part of the rebuilding of the temple during the Twelfth Dynasty.
Obelisks in ancient Egypt were a symbol of the deity of the sun and had unique and important architectural and religious features within Egyptian temples.