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The Obelisk, Saint Peter's Square
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CEIV01P04_03
Title:
The Obelisk, Saint 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 Saint Peter's Square. This remarkable obelisk sits on four couchant lions. It also doubles as a sun dial.
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Image by:
George H. Ulrich Jr.

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