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Cleopatra's needles

Cleopatra's needles, 2 large stone pillars called obelisks, originally erected in 1460 B.C. by Thutmose IIΙ before a sun temple at Heliopolis. Sent by Ismail Pasha as gifts (1878, 1880), one currently stands in Central Park, New York City, and the other on the Thames Embankment in London.

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