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The Obelisk

The Obelisk - The Cleopatra's Needle

The Obelisk - The Cleopatra's Needle


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Welcome to The Obelisk, also known as The “Cleopatra's Needle,” there are many reasons to like Central Park, sight like this unique and magnificent ancient artifact, built around 1,443 B.C, a monolithic, red granite, weights 224 tons, 71-foot tall, an estimated 3,700 year-old, is the oldest man made artifact in Central Park.

The Obelisk, Central Park, New York
The Obelisk, Central Park, NYC

Thutmose III (1479-1425 B.C.) had a pair of obelisks made to celebrate his 30th year of reign. This is one them and the other pair stands on the bank of the Thames River in London.
The obelisk once stood on either side of the portals of the Temple of the Sun in the sacred city of Heliopolis on the Nile River.


The Obelisk was a present from the Egyptian Ruler- Khedive in 1,879 to City of New York. It was brought from Alexandria, finance by William H. Vanderbilt and Family, and turned upright in January 22, 1881 in Central Park.


Thutmose's 'MenKheperRa' cartouche...

The Scarab beetle with the Throne Name of Thutmose III (1479-1425 BC)



A time capsule was buried beneath the Obelisk, included an 1870 U.S census, a Bible, Webster Dictionary, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, a blue print map of the Obelisk original location, a copy of the U.S.A. Declaration of Independence.

See and Discover this unique art of work created to be timeless and intended to last for eternity. Visit this privilege portion of universal history by Central Park Rickshaw Tours.

Herbert Mc.
Lic. tour guide and pedicab rickshaw rider, working at #CentralParkPedicabs

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