The red granite Obelisk of Senusert I measures 20.4m / 67ft tall obelisk with a round top. It was erected by Senusret I, the second king of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt (the Middle Kingdom). It was built in celebration of the 30th year of the King’s rule and in commemoration of transferring the lands of Fayoum into agricultural areas. The obelisk was primarily set up in the village of Abgig (Abjij), then it was placed on the road to the gateway of the city of Fayoum in 1972. Interestingly, the construction has a hole intended to contain the King’s crown or statue. The obelisk is decorated with extensive relief and depictions of Ankhmesut Kheperkare (Senusret I) posing before a number of deities including Horus, Amun, Isis, and Nephthys.