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Obelisco del Quirinale, Rome

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  • We were on our way to Villa Borghese and went passed this Obelisk. Nice little fountain in front but the Obelisk draws the eye and makes you think that it is super old. Well worth a visit with the...  more »
  • We came across this by accident really, we were staying just down the road and walked up to see the Quirinale Palace and this was directly across the road in a large quiet quare. Well worth a visit...  more »
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  • In 1781 this obelisk was discovered underground in the Great Tomb of Emperor Augustus. It was in three pieces at the time it was found. However, the Ikea Allen wrenches and packet of spare twisty-nuts were found nearby making reassembly easy. At a standing height of 14-1/2 meters, or laying length of the same, this obelisk would need a lot, a really huge amount, of chocolate syrup to completely cover it. I’m not sure why you would want to do this, but whatever I don’t judge if that’s your thing.
  • "Little skewers" is what the Greeks called these tall pointy things the Egyptians liked to hew out of granite in one piece and the Romans liked to steal and put in their chariot-racing stadia. Greeks liked taking the piss. Little Skewers in ancient Greek are obelisks...

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