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Cleopatra's Needle is an obelisk from the Temple of Atum in the ancient Egyptian city of Heliopolis, moved to Alexandria in 12 BC by the Romans, presented to the British in 1819 by viceroy Mehemet Ali and brought to London on 21 Jan 1878. The obelisk was made for the Pharaoh Thotmes III in 1460 BC, but has survived the forces of nature till the present day. It is flanked by two faux-sphinxes, which show the effects of bombings of London during World War II.



About Cleopatra's Needle

 Victoria Embankment, along the Thames

 Nearest Transit: Old Street (Lines: Northern, Northern City)

 +44 20 7514 74

Cleopatra's Needle and Nearby Attractions on Map

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