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Piazza Rinascimento | Davanti a San Domenico, 61029 Urbino, Italy
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Can't miss it

Standing in front of the Ducal Palace you can hardly ignore this 2500 year old Egyptian monolith... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Mike K
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Nice piece

Standing next to the Duke's Palace and the cathedral, this is a beautiful polished marble obelisk... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2016
opossumd
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Cervo, Italia
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good30%
  • Average46%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
3 Oct 2016
“Can't miss it”
21 Jun 2016
“Nice piece”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Piazza Rinascimento | Davanti a San Domenico, 61029 Urbino, Italy
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Standing in front of the Ducal Palace you can hardly ignore this 2500 year old Egyptian monolith. It is impressive, but once again, asks the colonial question of "What is it doing here?" And in this case, why is it mounted with a cross. Just...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Standing next to the Duke's Palace and the cathedral, this is a beautiful polished marble obelisk from ancient Egypt, now somewhat incongruously surmounted by an iron cross.

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

I went there after the visit at the palace and I maybe was expecting something different, but if you walk there go check it out, it doesn't take much

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

It is the typical obelisk you can find in many towns but it is not as impressive as the one in Paris or the one in Rome.

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Reviewed 24 August 2015

This is an obelisk, which was originally in Egypt in year 580 B.C. Taken at first to Rom, and than to Urbino in 1737. It is placed in front of the Ducal Palace and CHurch of San Domenico.

Thank 545medva
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