Cleopatra's Needle in Central Park (behind the Met.)The popular name for each of 3 Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and NYC during the 19th century. Arranged in 2 pairs; the London and NYC ones are a pair, while the Paris one comes from a different original site, Luxor, where its twin remains. The needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, but have no connection with Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and were already over 1000 years old in her lifetime. Photo taken in…

Cleopatra's Needle in Central Park (behind the Met.)The popular name for each of 3 Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and NYC during the 19th century. Arranged in 2 pairs; the London and NYC ones are a pair, while the Paris one comes from a different original site, Luxor, where its twin remains. The needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, but have no connection with Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and were already over 1000 years old in her lifetime. Photo taken in…

The Obelisk now in Central Park, New York, as it Stood in Alexandria, Egypt - Cleopatra's Needle 1884

The Obelisk now in Central Park, New York, as it Stood in Alexandria, Egypt - Cleopatra's Needle 1884

I have seen this Obelisk situated at Place de la Concord, Paris, France ("Cleopatra's Needles")

I have seen this Obelisk situated at Place de la Concord, Paris, France ("Cleopatra's Needles")

Cleopatras needle on The Thames embankment is 3,500 years old. It was one of two to guard the Temple of Ra in Heliopolis. During 12BC, it was moved to Alexandria by Augustus Caesar and re  dedicated to Cleopatra. Ramasees the Second changed the prayers inscribed on it to honour himself. Witnesses have heard terrible mocking laughter coming from with the obelisk. Also, oddly enough, the sphinx's at its base were placed facing inwards, some say-to protect London. Well, that is the legend…

Cleopatras needle on The Thames embankment is 3,500 years old. It was one of two to guard the Temple of Ra in Heliopolis. During 12BC, it was moved to Alexandria by Augustus Caesar and re dedicated to Cleopatra. Ramasees the Second changed the prayers inscribed on it to honour himself. Witnesses have heard terrible mocking laughter coming from with the obelisk. Also, oddly enough, the sphinx's at its base were placed facing inwards, some say-to protect London. Well, that is the legend…

Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut, King's Valley,  Luxor  -  Egypt @Julie Martinez - Love your pins! Thanks for stopping into #PinUpLive tonight

Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut, King's Valley, Luxor - Egypt @Julie Martinez - Love your pins! Thanks for stopping into #PinUpLive tonight

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