"The Obelisk" Place de la Concorde Tip by Pieter11
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At the centre of the Place de la Concorde, a 23 metres high Obelisk is located. This pillar has been here since 1836, but was built almost 3300 years ago, in 1250 B.C. in Egypt. The Obelisk is one of the original two obelisks of Luxor. It is covered with hieroglifes that tell about the life of Farao Ramses II.
The Obelisk was a gift of the Egyptian Vice-King for the French King. It took two years to get the 22 tons weighing stone in Paris, and after that another 3 years to get it in place at the centre of the Place de la Concorde.
Address: Metro 1, 13 : Concorde
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