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Obelisco della Minerva, Rome

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  • The obelisk della Minerva is located in Piazza della Minerva, right in front of the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. He is one of the smallest Egyptians in Rome and has the particularity of being based on a magnificent work of Bernini - An elephant. Hence also the name of elephant obelisk.
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  • For reasons unknown this is two attractions. The oblisk is made of pink marble and dates from the 6th Century B.C. - taken from a Domitian Temple.  more »
  • On the square in front of the Cathedral is a funny monument with an elephant - "Obelisco della Minerva" - an articletis of eras.
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