Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle London England

Stock #: 262669
Type: Postcard
Era: Undivided Back
City: London
Country: England
Publisher: Valentine's
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
A conspicuous object on the Thames embankment. The obelisk, which is of rose red granite, originally stood before the Temple of Heliopolis, otherwise On, the birthplace of Moses. It was presented to the British Government in 1820, left uncalled for till 1877-78, when it was conveyed to its present location at the expense of Sir Erasmus Wilson. It was probably designed by Cleopatra

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