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Luxor, Karnak temple: One of the obelisks up close with writing up along its edge. Looking closely, you can see a color change about 3/4 of the way up. Queen Hatshepsut built the obelisk and her stepson wanted to destroy everything she built. The priests, however, would not allow him to destroy this monument to the sun god. So, he built an enclosure surrounding most of it so that it did not appear impressive.