Stereoscopic view of a large obelisk in the ancient city Heliopolis, in the suburbs of Cairo, Egypt. Heliopolis means 'sun city' in Ancient Greek, and the city was a centre of worship for the sun god Re. The Heliopolis obelisk is the oldest surviving obelisk in the world and is thought to have been built by Sesotris I in 1942 B.C. It stands over 20.4 metres high and was originally one of two situated at the Temple of Heliopolis, but neither the temple nor the other obelsik survived beyone the 12th century.

Item number 48352
Category Stereo Card
Type Stereography
Dimensions height 90mm; width 175mm
Language French
Country of origin Egypt