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Whilst in Rome and walking the narrow winding streets there are 13 different obelisks from ancient Egypt to find and this one is an interesting one at that! Located in the centre of the Piazza del Popolo the Flaminio obelisk takes proud stance in the...More
Romans incorporated Egyptian Obelisks into their architectural schemes, there are 13 Obelisk in Rome. This one was built in the 13th Century BC by Pharaoh Ramesses II (at least he finished one of the 4 faces to complete it) and placed in the Temple of...More
Located in Piazza del Popolo, the Flaminio Obelisk is one of the 13 ancient Egyptian obelisks in Rome. Taking its name from via Flaminia that connected Rome with Rimini, the Flaminio Obelisk is third in height after the Lateran and Vatican obelisks. With a height...More
Located in the centre of Piazza del Popolo, this Egyptian obelisk with a cross at the top towers over the square. The obelisk dates from the 14th century BC and was brought back to Rome during the reign of Augustus. This is a lively square...More
One of the thirteen ancient Egyptian Obelisks in Rome. It is located in front of two churches in the spacious Piazza del Polpolo. This obelisk has special meaning since it was the one of first ones brought to Rome and was originally from Circus Maximus....More
This is the Obelisk in the center of the Piazza del Popolo square. It is ten Stories tall and once was in Egypt at the Temple of Ramses II. It was first in Rome at the Circus Maximus race track and was moved to this...More
This is one of the 13 ancient obelisks dotting Rome and is located in the center of Piazza del Popolo. With the base and crowning cross, it measures 36 meters tall. Constructed in the 13th century BC and was brought to Rome in 10 BC....More
The 24M high obelisk had been brought from Egypt during Roman Empire. It is erected at the center of Piazza del Popolo. It is now the landmark there being the center of activity for the people visiting there.