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Cleopatra's Needle

Thames Embankment, London, England
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Thames Embankment, London, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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"victoria embankment"
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"egyptian obelisk"
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"central park"
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"thutmose iii"
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"red granite"
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"interesting monument"
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"world war"
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"worth a stop"
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"embankment area"
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"air raid"
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"thousand years"
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"great photo opportunity"
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"piece of history"
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"other attractions"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Have seen the "sister" obelisks in NY & Paris but the same question arises that how come something purely related to the fabric of a Country/People (Egypt) can basically be stolen and become an object of attraction in a foreign land ? Mungo Mans skeleton...More

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brit tourists Knick sacred relic. London pollution wipes it clean of meaning. Couple of fake sphinxes- we - that’s it

Thank Henry T
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

While in London again, we enjoyed another long walk along the Embankment from Westminster Bridge to Waterloo Bridge. Along the way we had the opportunity to again view Cleopatra's Needle, a very tall obelisk dating back to ancient Egyptian times. This eye-catching obelisk is certainly...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We happened to walk by Cleopatra's Needle after getting off the tube at Embankment and walking along the Thames. At over 3500 years old this obelisk is a striking feature along the Thames and well worth a stop to stand and take it in. Having...More

Thank Tom J
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a rather curious sight to see in London. Cleopatra's needle is an Egyptian obelisk near to Victoria Embankment, not too far from Embankment underground station. I'm not sure why but it was gifted to England in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt and...More

Thank places2seeplaces2go
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Yes, it is an Egyptian obelisk in London. The obelisk is actually 3500 years old and was brought to London from the city of Alexandria, the royal city of Cleopatra, hence the name. It was brought to London to sit on the banks of the...More

Thank Belgo96
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

An Egyptian obelesk on Thames embankment. Is not worth visiting specially but worth a look if passing.

Thank PHE22
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

One of the many monuments down on the River Thames - Cleopatra's Needle - a giant obelisk (with sisters in Paris and New York) and two large black Sphinx. If you look carefully, one of the Sphinx has shrapnel damage from a bomb detonation. So...More

Thank seagullrob
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Cleopatra's needle is an Egyptian obelisk located in Victoria Embankment in Westminster, London and is close to the Embankment underground station. It was presented to the UK in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt and Sudan. It is 21 metres (69 ft) high and weighs...More

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

An authentic Egyptian obelisk. Was bombed during World War I. Great location, and love just being here.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
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