Cleopatra's Needle is the popular name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks that were re made in London, Paris, and New York City during the nineteenth century. There were no really famous poems written about Cleopatra.
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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Another of the so called 'Cleopatra's Needles'. This one is located in Central Park, New York. This is actually the twin of the Obelisk at the Embankment, London. Not quite sure where the Cleopatra's Needles moniker came from, since they were not carved in Cleopatra's reign, or even close.
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 obelisks in London and New York are a pair, and the one in Paris is also part of a pair originally from a different site in Luxor, where its twin remains.
Cleopatras needle on The Thames embankment is 3,500 years old. It was one of two to guard the Temple of Ra in Heliopolis. During 12BC, it was moved to Alexandria by Augustus Caesar and re dedicated to Cleopatra. Ramasees the Second changed the prayers inscribed on it to honour himself. Witnesses have heard terrible mocking laughter coming from with the obelisk. Also, oddly enough, the sphinx's at its base were placed facing inwards, some say-to protect London. Well, that is the legend…