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Cleopatra's Needle in London is one of three ancient-Egyptian obelisks re-erected in three of the world's great cities: London, New York and Paris. London's Cleopatra's Needle has been in the city since 1877 and is one of London's most famous sights, and one of the most popular London attractions with those tourists that are fascinated by ancient Egypt.


Obelisk in London, victoria embankment, thutmose III, cleopatra's needle. The Needle was presented to Britain by the Turkish viceroy of Egypt and it took nearly 60 years before it made it's way to London


April 13, 1870: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is founded. It opened its doors for the first time nearly two years later, in its first location at 681 Fifth Avenue. 1000 Fifth Avenue location (first iteration), with Cleopatra's Needle in background, 1893, photograph by J.S. Johnston. New-York Historical Society, 52096.

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Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde, Paris. In the center, the grand obelisk that Napoleon brought back from his Egyptian campaign. Its twin, known as "Cleopatra's Needle" can be found in New York's Central Park. Simply Amazing!

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“Cleopatra’s Needle”: The Forgotten 3,000-Year-Old Monument in Central Park

1881 postcard. The New York Obelisk...Cleopatra's Needle in Central Park, NYC...Gift from Egypt.


Luxor Temple, Egypt. Since reading Egyptologist Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series of novels (set during the late 1800s) set in many sites around Egypt, I've fantasized about going......


Photograph of Cleopatra's Needle at Alexandria, 1869 Cleopatra's Needle is the popular name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and New York City during the nineteenth century. Although the needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, they are somewhat misnamed as they have no particular connection with Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and were already over a thousand years old in her lifetime