Luxor Obelisk - Place de la Concorde, Paris
3300BC-1200BC-Bronze Age France

Luxor Obelisk – Place de la Concorde, Paris

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August 15, 2020

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TypeEgyptian Obelisk, Ancient artifact
Construction Year1300 BC
Age3320 years old
Getting thereMetro – Station Concorde
RER – Station Invalides
Bus
Car
LocationPlace de la Concorde, Paris, France, Europe

Luxor Obelisk

  • The Luxor Obelisk is was originally one of the two obelisks that were positioned outside Luxor Temple, Egypt.
  • The Luxor Obelisk was donated by Egypt to France in 1829  in exchange for a mechanical clock that doesn’t work.
  • The obelisk is covered in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and it ends with a more recent gold pyramid on top. The base has also more recent gold engravings
  • It is carved from a single piece of stone
  • 23-meter tall Egyptian obelisk is located at Place de la Concorde between the Champs-Elysees and Jardin de Tuileries
  • The monument is flanked by two large fountains: The Fountain of Seas (Fontaine des Mers) and the Fountain of Rivers (Fontaine des Fleuves).
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