This was a very interesting talk – a different take on the ‘pointed’ subject of obelisks – presented by the very engaging Luigi Prada from Oxford University. Luigi had spoken to the Egyptian Society, Taunton before, and he is a good speaker, so I was looking forward to this talk.
He started by telling us that there are more Egyptian obelisks outside of Egypt than there are still in Egypt! I found this quite shocking.
He discussed various obelisks: which pharaoh they belonged to, where they originated and where they are today – and the ‘hows and whys’of their removal from Egypt and to their new homes.
Luigi covered a lot of ground, and it was a most interesting talk by a good speaker.
Thanks Luigi – ‘points’ all round!