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date: 21 Jan
21st January 1878  -  Standing 69 feet high (21 metres) and weighing in at 224 tons the obelisk that stands at the Embankment in Westminster, London, looks rather incongruous. Its twin sits in Central Park, New York. The inscriptions on it are hieroglyphics from the reigns of the Egyptian leaders Thutmose III and Rameses II. The structure stands...
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  • Ancient Egypt
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