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Obelisco Minerveo



Obelisco Macuteo



Obelisco Sallustiano



Obelisco Agonale



Obelisco Flaminio



Obelisco Psammetico



Obelisco Esquilino



Obelisco Dogali



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did you see the SSP obelisk thread?

all pics by me

Houston - the world's tallest



Washington D.C. - the most famous?





London



Columbia, South Carolina



Asheville, North Carolina



Birmingham, Alabama



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Many of these pictures don't show obelisks, they are simple columns topped by something, like the one in Houston, for example. An obelisk has four sides and the top is like a pyramid.
"like" a pyramid; Houston's is an obelisk...the "like a pyramid" is a star (it's the "lone star state,") so by your own words, it's "like a pyramid."

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This is the oldest Egyptian obelisk (already in a traffic circle in the City of Fayoum) which was built by Sesistris I (reigned 1908-1875 BC) about 3900 years ago:



It could be just a copy some older Mesopotamian and Elamite obelisks, like this one in Susa:

 

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It could be just a copy some older Mesopotamian and Elamite obelisks, like this one in Susa
I think obelisks have their roots in pagan religions as in many ancient cultures a pole was a symbol of male fertility. That's why different cultures have their unique style of obelisks. Except, of course, the Western world - that almost universally copied Egyptian-style obelisks with little creative input of their own.
 
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