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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 Grand Egyptian Museum will contain 100,000 artifacts and will be the largest archaeological museum in the world dedicated to the great Egyptian civilization.
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