Ancient Egyptians created dozens of obelisks, mainly to commemorate pharaohs. Many of these obelisks were brought to Rome under Augustus and several of the following Roman Emperors who ruled over Egypt. More recently, European colonial powers brought obelisks to France, Britain, and the United States in the 19th century.
Using Cesium, Egyptian Obelisk Tracker allows a user to track the various routes that some of these obelisks took, from where they originally constructed to where they have been installed. The source code is on GitHub.
Egyptian Obelisk Tracker is a student project developed by Will Field for Sebastian Heath’s Mapping and Data Visualization of the Ancient World class at The Institute for Studies of the Ancient World, NYU.
Last updated: Jul 16, 2015