Monday, June 4, 2007

Funerary Obelisks

In the vein of the 'New Cemeteries' which were rather partial to borrowing aspects of ancient Egyptian design, Melbourne has its share of obelisk funerary monuments. These date back to the 1850s. They are quite different to ancient Egyptian ones however. Here's some pics of the obelisks of Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III, and some Melbourne versions - quite different, eh?

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