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| New York Cleopatra's Needle |
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|Description ||The New Yorkers also call this Obelisk Cleopatra's Needle.
It was errected at On, otherwise known as Heliopolis a suburb of modern Cairo, around 1600 BCE by Thutmose I. This is the same location the London Obelisk comes from while only one remains in situ.
The Romans took it to Alexandria in 12 BCE.
The Egyptian government donated it to NYC in 1881 and the move was paid for by the Vanderbilts.
It is now in Central Park behind the Metropolitan Museum.
I trid to get a GPS position, but the New Yorkers appear to block satelite reception, probably to avert terrorist activity.|
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