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
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

Why is Luxor Obelisk from Place de la Concorde is famous?

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).

What does the obelisk symbolize?

When we speak of the Egyptian obelisk we do not speak of an obelisk but of many obelisks scattered throughout the world. The significance of the obelisk is much disputed. Some say it represents masculinity, others say it is a sundial, others say it is the symbol of Osiris. We may never know, but it is worth traveling around the world to discover the beautiful Egyptian obelisks.

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