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The obelisk came to Paris in 1836. It was the second one to stay aside the entrance of Luxor Temple. The idea came from Champollion (the one who first translated Hieroglyphs) and with the help of European monarchs, the French king Louis Philippe and Charles V., Muhammad Ali (the Osman governor in Egypt) allowed them to take it. The whole procedure took about 5 years. 1845 the French king returned a gift to Muhammad Ali: the clock tower which was built into the walls surrounding the courtyard of Muhammad Ali mosque.
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