Obelisk “Symbol of Kingship & Success” The Obelisk is a powerful and famous ancient Egyptian Symbol that represents creations, rebirth, unity, kingship, power, and achievement. The obelisk stands as an example of the concept of duality and balance. It is the most popular construction monument ever created that symbolizes Ra the sun god plus it was seen as the petrified ray of the Sundisk Aten. The divine Benben came from the primordial waters of NU where Atum created the universe which had the shape of an obelisk. It is associated heavily with the astronomical phenomena related to sunset and sunrise plus sun pillars and zodiacal light. Note: The Obelisk and Pyramid Symbols are symbols of the living deity, the vitality and immortality of the pharaoh, and the divine power that lead to the creation of the greatest civilization on the face of the earth.
description the earliest temple obelisk still in its original position is the 68-foot (20.7 m) 120-metric-ton (130-short-ton) red granite Obelisk of Senusret I of the Twelfth Dynasty at Al-Matariyyah in modern Heliopolis.
In Egyptian mythology, the obelisk symbolized the sun god Ra, and during the religious reformation of Akhenaten it was said to have been a petrified ray of the Aten, the sundisk. Benben was the mound that arose from the primordial waters Nu upon which the creator god Atum settled in the creation story of the Heliopolitan creation myth form of Ancient Egyptian religion. The Benben stone (also known as a pyramidion) is the top stone of the Egyptian pyramid. It is also related to the obelisk.In 357 CE, Emperor Constantius II had two Karnak Temple obelisks removed and transported down the Nile to Alexandria to commemorate his ventennalia, the 20th year of his reign. Afterward, one was sent to Rome and erected on the spina of the Circus Maximus, and is today known as the Lateran Obelisk. The other one, known as the Obelisk of Theodosius, remained in Alexandria until 390 CE, when Emperor Theodosius I had it transported to Constantinople (now Istanbul) and put up on the spina of the Hippodrome of Constantinople (now Sultan Ahmet Square). It once stood 95 feet (29 m) tall and weighed 380 metric tons (420 short tons); however, its lower section (which reputedly also once stood in the hippodrome) is now lost, reducing the obelisk’s size to 65 feet (20 m).