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|Type||Egyptian Obelisk, Ancient artifact|
|Construction Year||1300 BC|
|Age||3320 years old|
|Getting there||Metro – Station Concorde|
RER – Station Invalides
|Location||Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, Europe|
- 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).
The Luxor Temple is located on the west bank of the Nile River and was built by famous pharaohs of Egypt (Amenhotep III, Tutankhamun, Horemheb, Rameses II) who built various parts of it but also by the great conqueror Alexander the Great and by the Romans. Each has left their mark on this Temple and gave the spectacular aspect that impresses us today.
3000 years ago, Ramses II, the most famous Pharaoh of Egypt, decided to build a magnificent Temple. And not only did he build a grand temple for himself, but he also built one for his beloved wife, Nefertari. Here in Abu Simbel is one of the few temples where the wife is depicted at the same level with her husband, Pharaoh.
In the place where God appeared to Moses when he directed him to take the Israelites from Egypt is now Saint Catherine’s Monastery. The holy altar of the chapel stands upon the roots of the Burning Bush. Saint Catherine’s Monastery library preserves the second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts in the world.
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