Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Photo - Cleopatra's Needle, London
The Obelisk of Thutmose III, often called "Cleopatra's Needle" although this was quarried and erected much before the time of the legendary Cleopatra IV.
Originally from Alexandria (this obelisk had fallen in antiquity and was one of a pair) this beautiful piece of history was commissioned by Thutmose III, the successor to Hatshepsut. It proudly stands on the Thames Embankment, London.
I will post different views of this obelisk and the signs that accompany it, at a later date.