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Of the 13 ancient obelisks located around Rome, this is the tallest. It was erected in 1587 in its current position in Piazza Giovanni Paolo II, rising 46 meters (including base). It is also the oldest in Rome, being built in the 14th century BC.
Rome has a thing with obelisks. There are a lot of them and this one in the Lateran piazza is the tallest. It is from the temple of Amun of Karnak. It was built in 15BC and transported to Rome in 357. It is covered...More
We sometimes wonder, is there ant antiquities left in Egypt. However a good Egyptian friend said to us, he doesnt mind other countries having things like an obelisk of such, as it is the best travel ad you could, produce every time you see these...More
Obelisco Lateranense is a huge obelisk with a very long, chequered history, dating back to the 4th century BC from the Temple of Amun, at Karnak, in Egypt. It is extremely impressive, considering it is the largest of its kind. Worth a look.
According to Rome Tourism's Obelisk PDF brochure, there are fourteen obelisks in Rome. Eight are Egyptian and six Roman, (the Romans created replicas with hieroglyphs), Obelisco Lateranense is one of the eight Egyptian obelisks. None of the Egyptian obelisks were gifted, Augustus was the first...More
The Lateran Obelisk is the tallest authentic Egyptian obelisk in the world. Originally erected in Eqypt in the 15th century BC(!), it was brought to Rome on a boat specially built for the purpose in 357 AD. Reassembled and damaged a couple of times throughout...More
Being the largest in the world and it's still quite small. But when you think how old it is too then it's pretty impressive. It doesn't look it's age. It looks like it was created yesterday. I don't like the fact that it's stolen and...More
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighborhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighborhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at
Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.
The Lateran Obelisk is the largest standing ancient Egyptian obelisk in the world, and it is also the tallest obelisk in Italy. It originally weighed 413 metric tons (455 tons), but after collapsing and being re-erected 4... More
The Lateran Obelisk is the largest standing ancient Egyptian obelisk in the world, and it is also the tallest obelisk in Italy. It originally weighed 413 metric tons (455 tons), but after collapsing and being re-erected 4 meters (13 feet) shorter, now weighs around 300 metric tons (330 tons). It is located in the square across from the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and the San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital. 8 stories in hieght from the foundation:191 ft 47 in Outer diameter of base: 50 ft 9.6 in Inner diameter of base: 24 ft 2.1 in Angle of slant: 3.97 degrees