Why did Hatshepsut build obelisks?

Why did Hatshepsut build obelisks?

The pharaohs erected their own obelisks in honour of certain events. In each of these four faces of the monolith inscriptions were sculpted that glorified the pharaoh. The obelisk symbolised stability and permanence.

Where are obelisks located?


Why is the temple at Karnak so famous?

Karnak remains the most remarkable religious complex ever built on earth. Its 250 acres of temples and chapels, obelisks, columns and statues built over 2,000 years incorporate the finest aspects of Egyptian art and architecture into a great historical monument of stone.

What does Karnak mean?

The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak (/ˈkɑːr.næk/, from Arabic Khurnak meaning "fortified village"), comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, in Egypt.

What is Thebes today?

Thebes (Ancient Greek: Θῆβαι, Thēbai), known to the ancient Egyptians as Waset, was an ancient Egyptian city located along the Nile about 800 kilometers (500 mi) south of the Mediterranean. ... Its ruins lie within the modern Egyptian city of Luxor.

Is the temple of Karnak still standing?

This reconstruction is somewhat hypothetical as little of the temple remains today. Karnak would remain a modest precinct up until the New Kingdom, a time period that ran from roughly 1550 to 1070 B.C., when work accelerated with many of the greatest buildings being constructed.

Is Karnak temple the same as Luxor temple?

The Temple of Luxor Luxor does not boast the same depth that Karnak does; Karnak is significantly older and was impacted by many pharaohs, whereas Luxor reflects just a few of Ancient Egypt's leaders.

What is the biggest temple in Egypt?

The Temple of Karnak

Who was the king of all Egyptian gods?


Who built the temples in Egypt?

The pharaohs of Egypt

Which pharaoh signed the world's first peace treaty?

Ramses II

What race were Hittites?

The Hittites were an ancient group of Indo-Europeans who moved into Asian Minor and formed an empire at Hattusa in Anatolia (modern Turkey) around 1600 BCE.

Who stopped the Hittite empire from spreading?

king Suppiluliuma I

What God did the Hittites worship?

Hittite sun goddess

Are Anatolians white?

Majority are not white. Modern Anatolians are not the same as ancient Anatolians who indeed were probably white. Modern Turks are of Semitic, Hellenic, Anatolian, Kavkaz, Iranic with some minor other foreign admixtures.

What happened to Hittites?

After c. 1180 BC, during the Late Bronze Age collapse, the Hittites splintered into several independent Syro-Hittite states, some of which survived until the eighth century BC before succumbing to the Neo-Assyrian Empire.

What does the Bible say about the Hittites?

Joshua 3:10 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

Who defeated the Hittites?

Pharaoh Ramses II

Are Armenians Hittites?

Armenians appear to originate from a mixture of diverse populations occurring from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. This period coincides with the Kura-Araxes culture, the appearance of Hittites in Anatolia, major population migrations after the domestication of the horse, and the appearance of chariots.

What does the Bible say about Armenians?

The word Bel is named in the bible at Isaiah 46:1 and Jeremiah 50:20 and 51:44. The name Armenia was given to the country by the surrounding states and it comes from the name Armenak or Aram, a great leader and ancestor of all Armenians, known as the great-grandson of Mesopotamian God Haya (Hayk).

Who are the Armenians descended from?

The Armenians are the descendants of a branch of the Indo-Europeans. The ancient Greek historians Herodotus and Eudoxus of Rhodes related the Armenians to the Phrygians—who entered Asia Minor from Thrace—and to the peoples of the ancient kingdom upon whom the Phrygians imposed their rule and language.

Are Kurds and Armenians the same?

They are both Indo-European ethnicities, but Armenians form the unique Armenian branch, when Kurds are a part of the Iranian branch. ... They are both Indo-European ethnicities, but Armenians form the unique Armenian branch, when Kurds are a part of the Iranian branch.

What religion are most Armenians?

Approximately 98.

Which country has the most Kurds?


Are Kurds Sunni or Shia?

Religion. Most Kurds are Sunni Muslims who adhere to the Shafiʽi school, while a significant minority adhere to the Hanafi school. Moreover, many Shafi'i Kurds adhere to either one of the two Sufi orders Naqshbandi and Qadiriyya. Beside Sunni Islam, Alevism and Shia Islam also have millions of Kurdish followers.