The Luxor Obelisk in Las Vegas has Egyptian hieroglyphics on it as does the Luxor Obelisk in Paris. My question is... are the hieroglyphics the same? Did they copy the Paris obelisk when building the Las Vegas one? And if they did that I wonder if that means it'd be the same height as well ?

My Google searches are inconclusive.

closed as off-topic by Zach Lipton, Mark Mayo Jun 2 '16 at 11:17

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    I looked in my "Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary (Vol 1) Wallis Budge 1920" and it's really a short exercise to determine that the Vegas version is gibberish, at least for the period we're talking about. Example, the Paris version has lots of the bird looking left (phonetic [a] as a single symbol [kite]/[view]/[watch over]) and looking right is (phonetic [ti] as a single word [eagle]). The Vegas version has all the birds looking right, including the owl! Unintelligible, meaningless. At least according to my reference. When we stayed at the Vegas Luxor, I didn't look at it carefully though... – Gayot Fow May 2 '16 at 7:09
  • The owl looking left (Paris version) is phonetic [m]/[mm], [master] [god] [divine], the owl looking right (Vegas version) doesn't occur in my reference. Despite the glamour in both locations and their undisputed status as tourist destinations, I'm not sure it's really about travel in the way we define it, but will not post it to the review queue for courtesy to an established user. – Gayot Fow May 2 '16 at 7:19
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about architecture. – JonathanReez May 2 '16 at 19:54
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about classic Egyptian writing – Willeke May 2 '16 at 20:51
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's still about Egyptian hieroglyphics and not travel. – Zach Lipton Jun 2 '16 at 7:09