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Obelisco Lateranense

Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Rome has a thing with obelisks. There are a lot of them and this one in the Lateran piazza is the tallest. It is from the temple of Amun of Karnak. It was built in 15BC and transported to Rome in 357. It is covered...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This is the largest standing ancient Egyptian obelisk in the world, and it is also the tallest obelisk in Italy. As it is right outside the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, you can't miss it.

Thank Katherine H
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

We sometimes wonder, is there ant antiquities left in Egypt. However a good Egyptian friend said to us, he doesnt mind other countries having things like an obelisk of such, as it is the best travel ad you could, produce every time you see these...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Obelisco Lateranense is a huge obelisk with a very long, chequered history, dating back to the 4th century BC from the Temple of Amun, at Karnak, in Egypt. It is extremely impressive, considering it is the largest of its kind. Worth a look.

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

One of many Obelisk's in Rome, this one features an inscription credited to Constantine. Near the church of St. John of Lateran, this is worth a stop and a look.

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Just happened to be around the corner from the apartment where we were staying and close to the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Worth a look if you are in the vicinity.

Thank John L
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

According to Rome Tourism's Obelisk PDF brochure, there are fourteen obelisks in Rome. Eight are Egyptian and six Roman, (the Romans created replicas with hieroglyphs), Obelisco Lateranense is one of the eight Egyptian obelisks. None of the Egyptian obelisks were gifted, Augustus was the first...More

2  Thank KTGP
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Lateran Obelisk is the tallest authentic Egyptian obelisk in the world. Originally erected in Eqypt in the 15th century BC(!), it was brought to Rome on a boat specially built for the purpose in 357 AD. Reassembled and damaged a couple of times throughout...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Being the largest in the world and it's still quite small. But when you think how old it is too then it's pretty impressive. It doesn't look it's age. It looks like it was created yesterday. I don't like the fact that it's stolen and...More

Thank Geoffrey B
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

One of the things you can see outside Archbasilica of Saint John in Laterano (San Giovanni in Laterano) is the 32 metre all Egyptian obelisk known as Lateran Obelisk. Much overshadowed by mammoth church, this is the largest standing ancient Egyptian obelisk in the world....More

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The Lateran Obelisk is the largest standing ancient Egyptian obelisk in the world, and it is also the tallest obelisk in Italy. It originally weighed 413 metric tons (455 tons), but after collapsing and being re-erected 4... More
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