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The Obelisk, St. Peter's Square
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CEIV01P01_11
Title:
The Obelisk, St. Peter's Square
In the year 37 AD this egyptian Obelisk was brought to Rome by Emperor Caligula. The original location was close to the present Sacristy, south of the basilica. In 1586 it was brought to the center of St. Peter's Square. This remarkable obelisk sits on four couchant lions. It also doubles as a sun dial.
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Vatican City, The Vatican, Vaticano, Catholicism, Catholic, Christian, Rome, Roma, City-State, Italy, Architecture, Travel, Scenics, Europe, European, Structure, Italia, Italian
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Charles Hemphill

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