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Old September 11th, 2010, 01:29 PM   #41
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EGYPTIAN OBELISK OF URBINO (ITALY)

This original egyptian obelisk is a four-block stack, and dates back to the 26th dynasty (558-568 B.C.). Its former location was probably the temple of Isis in Rome.
The town of Urbino received it in 1737 as a gift of Pope Clemens XI Albani, born here, and as the cornerstone of the urban renewal he designed.

(Left in the picture, a wing of the Ducal palace. In the background: The Cathedral).

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The Egyptian Obelisk of Catania (Italy)

The Elephant Fountain in the central square of Catania, was achieved in 1735 by architect Giovan Battista Vaccarini. He drew inspiration from the Minerveus Obelisk by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in Rome. It's the symbol of the city.
The statue of the elephant, popularly called 'Liotru' (Heliodoros), dates back to the early middle ages (Byzantine period, 6-9th century a.d.), albeit a learned tradition deemed it to be a work of art of the Phoenician age (5-3th century b.c.).
The obelisk (height m. 3,66) is believed to stem from Syene, Egypt (today Aswan).



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The Egyptian obelisk of Boboli Garden, Florence, Italy

From Heliopolis, 13th century B.C. Brought to Rome and erected in the Temple of Isis, in the 1st century C.E. Re-erected in Villa Medici in the 16th century. Brought to Florence in 1788, and raised 2 years later.

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Dogali Obelisk, Roma



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