Cleopatra's Needle in London is one of three ancient-Egyptian obelisks re-erected in three of the world's great cities: London, New York and Paris. London's Cleopatra's Needle has been in the city since 1877 and is one of London's most famous sights, and one of the most popular London attractions with those tourists that are fascinated by ancient Egypt.
Obelisk in London, victoria embankment, thutmose III, cleopatra's needle. The Needle was presented to Britain by the Turkish viceroy of Egypt and it took nearly 60 years before it made it's way to London
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London, Covent Garden The Stand, Sphinx at Cleopatra's Needle. Two bronze replicas of Egyptian sphinxes sit on either side of Cleopatra's Needle and bear the inscription "the good god, Thuthmosis III given life", written in hieroglyphics. The sphinxes face the wrong way. They look in the direction of the obelisk, while they are meant to look away from the monument in order to protect it against enemies.
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