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The obelisk at the Place de la Concorde once marked the entrance to the Luxor Temple. It is decorated with hieroglyphics exalting the reign of the pharaoh Ramses II. It is one of two the Egyptian government gave to the French in the nineteenth century.
Obelisk at Place de la Concorde
Date: Jul 09, 2008
Longitude: 2 19.30'
Latitude: 48 51.84'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2011-Jul-31