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When the pope get others to present to the masses the obelisk stands directly in front of the stage where he presents. I’m both sides are very ornate constantly flowing fountains which are beautiful to look at as well
This is an unusual part of the Vatican. This obelisk was brought to Rome from Egypt. It has been remodeled or perhaps adorned with Christian sculpture. I'm not sure the combination enhances the original work.
Located right in the centre of St. Peter's Square, this 40m tall has huge historical stories involved. You just can't miss this. This is one of the oldest monuments of Rome which is still standing tall.
Located at the center of St. Peter's Square, you can't miss this tall obelisk. This particular one was originally placed behind the basilica around 35 A.D. by Emperor Caligula and then moved to here in 1586. It's 75 feet high and ways nearly 1,000,000 pounds....More
This Egyptian Obelisk is very recognizable in the center of St. Peter’s Square. It is very old and was supposedly around at the time of Christ. While I’m not so sure about that, I do believe it is a nice and fitting piece in the...More