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Obelisco Agonale, Rome

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Piazza Navona is a piazza in Rome, Italy. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in the 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium. The ancient Romans went there to watch the agones ("games"), and hence it was known as "Circus Agonalis" ("competition arena"). It is believed that over time the name changed to in avone to navone and eventually to navona.
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  • Is one of the thirteen Egyptian obelisks in Rome placed by Bernini fountain at the center of the 4 Rivers in the middle of piazza Navona, right opposite the Church of St Agnes in Agone. One of the many delights of this beautiful square.
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  • This Obelisk has got a great location and is the closest of the great draped four river gods that adorn the fountain. The Obelisk is 17 meters high, with the fountain and the Dove at the top is the 30 metres. Really clean looking with great!
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  • Takes its name from the nearby church of Sant'Agnese in Agone. It is located in the Centre of piazza navona above the fountain of the four rivers.
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  • Magnificent Egyptian Obelisk. conjuction with several fountains and art from Bernini
  • Rome has all of Egypt's treasures. Great setting.
  • A beautiful fountain, though a bit worn down, at a beautiful square which however is so crowded so that it is hard to take any good photos.
  • Another really nice area of Rome to see.
  • An Egyptian obelisk in the middle of Piazza Navona. Great sight

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