The world's largest standing / re-erected Obelisks:

New York Obelisk ("Cleopatra's Needle")
Central Park, New York, USA
Tuthmosis III (reigned 1504-1450 B.C.)
21.5 m. / 193 tons
erected: Heliopolis (1467 B.C.)
re-erected: Alexandria (1311?)
re-erected: January 22, 1881
(twin of the London Obelisk)

London Obelisk ("Cleopatra's Needle")
Victoria Embankment, London, England
Tuthmosis III (reigned 1504-1450 B.C.)
20.87 m. / 187 tons
erected: Heliopolis 1467 BC
re-erected: Alexandria (1311?)
re-erected: September 13, 1878
(twin of the New York Obelisk)

Paris Obelisk
Place de la Concorde, Paris, France
Ramses II (reigned 1304-1237 B.C.)
22.83 m. / 227 tons
erected: Luxor
re-rected: 22 October 1836

Laterano Obelisk
Piazza S. Giovanni, Laterano, Rome, Italy
Tuthmosis III (reigned 1504-1450 B.C.)
32.18 m. / 455 tons
erected: Thebe (1490 B.C.)
re-erected: Constantinople (337)
re-erected: Circus Maximus, Rome
re-erected: August 3, 1587

St. Peter Obelisk
St. Peter's Square, Vatican, Rome
Pharaoh Unknown (V kingdom)
25.37 m. / 331 tons
erected: Alexandria (until 37 AD)
re-erected: 1589 (?)

Flaminio Obelisk
Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy
Seti I (reigned 1318-1304 B.C.)
32.77 m. / 235 tons
erected: Karnak
re-erected: Circus Maximus, Rome (10 B.C.)
re-erected: 1589

Montecitorio Obelisk
Montecitorio, Rome, Italy
Psammetikos II (reigned 595-589 B.C.)
21.79 m. / 230 tons
erected: Heliopolis
re-erected: Mars field, Rome (10 BC)
re-erected: June 14, 1792

Dikilitas Obelisk
Square of Horses, Istanbul, Turkey
Tuthmosis III (reigned 1504-1450 B.C.)
20 m. (originally 29 m.) / 193 tons (originally 380 tons)
erected Karnak (33 B.C.)
re-erected Constantinople (390 B.C.)

Heliopolis Obelisk
Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Sesostris I (reigned 1972-1928 B.C.)
20.5 m. / 120 tons
erected Heliopolis (1942 B.C.)
(oldest surviving obelisk)

Hatshepsut Obelisk
Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt
Hatshepsut (reigned 1503-1482 B.C.)
33 m. / 323 tons
erected Karnak Temple (around 1500 BC)
(one fallen, and one standing Hatshepsut obelisk)

Luxor Obelisk
Amon Temple, Luxor, Egypt
Ramses II (reigned 1304-1237 B.C.)
22.55 m. / 227 tons
erected Amon temple, Luxor (around 1300 B.C.)

Tuthmosis I Obelisk
Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt
Tuthmosis I (reigned 1525-c.1512 B.C.)
20 m. / 143 tons
erected Karnak Temple (around 1500 B.C.)


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Ob"e*lisk (?), n. [L. obeliscus, Gr. , dim. of a spit, a pointed pillar: cf. F. ob'elisque.]

1.

An upright, four-sided pillar, gradually tapering as it rises, and terminating in a pyramid called pyramidion. It is ordinarily monolithic. Egyptian obelisks are commonly covered with hieroglyphic writing from top to bottom.

2. Print.

A mark of reference; -- called also dagger [ † ]. See Dagger, n., 2.

 

© Webster 1913.


Ob"e*lisk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obelisked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Obelisking.]

To mark or designate with an obelisk.

 

© Webster 1913.

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