FRANCE:Cleopatra's Needle,Place de la Concorde,1877

Cleopatra's Needle: Cleopatra's needle- raising the Obelisk of Luxor in the Place de la Concorde, Paris, October 25, 1836

Genuine original antique engraving, 1877

Caption below picture: 'Cleopatra's needle- raising the Obelisk of Luxor in the Place de la Concorde, Paris, October 25, 1836'

FRANCE/SECULAR BUILDINGS: Cleopatra's Needle: Cleopatra's needle- raising the Obelisk of Luxor in the Place de la Concorde, Paris, October 25, 1836, Genuine original antique engraving, 1877; approximate size 8 x 23cm, 3 x 9 inches

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Cleopatra's Needle is the popular name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and New York City during the nineteenth century. The London and New York ones are a pair, while the Paris one comes from a different original site w its twin remains. Although the needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, they are somewhat misnamed as they have no particular connection with Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and were already over a thousand years old in her lifetime.

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