OBELISCO DI MONTECITORIO

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Piazza di Montecitorio, 00186 Piazza della Rotonda · Pigna, CENTRO STORICO, Italy

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Historic Obelisk

The Obelisk of Montecitorio is an ancient Egyptian, red granite obelisk of Psammetichus II (595-589 BC) from Heliopolis.

Brought to Rome with the Flaminian obelisk in 10 BC by the Roman Emperor Augustus to be used as the gnomon of the Solarium Augusti, it is now in the Piazza Montecitorio.

It is 21.79 metres (71 ft) high, and 33.97 metres (111 ft) including the base and the globe.

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OBELISCO DI MONTECITORIO

Piazza di Montecitorio
00186 Piazza della Rotonda · Pigna,
District: CENTRO STORICO, Italy

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OBELISCO DI MONTECITORIO, Piazza di Montecitorio, 00186 Piazza della Rotonda · Pigna, District: CENTRO STORICO, Italy

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