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Cleopatra's Needle, London

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
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  • This is a huge obelisk that's difficult to skip over alongside the River Thames! Take a walk over and have a look. It's worthwhile to be in the presence of something so old! 
  • This is one of the three similar obelisks in the world (with those in Paris and New York). In spite of its name, it has nothing to do with Cleopatra, as it was erected in Heliopolis in the 15th centur...  read more »
  • Guarded by two Victorian sphinxes, Cleopatra's Needle is an impressive site and a great photo opportunity. If you'd seen the model in the British Museum, it is well worth seeing the real thing! I woul...  read more »
  • Delightfully incongruous statuary with a famously haunted history. Surreal touches like the Victorian era sphinxes or time capsule add elements of unreality. The structure has clearly suffered from weathering but remains legible.
  • "I'm loving it" -maccas ???? (what year????) I'M loving it not maccas
  • The washington monument is not one of the four "needles". Pretty dumb comment, to say a monument a couple of hundred years old , is "better". The needles are thousands of years old, from ancient times, and beyond comparison to modern day "knock ups ". Oh, Pharoh Jay, they weren't "robbed", from Egypt, they were presented to London, Paris and New York, by the Egyptian leader of the day , in gratitude . Agreed , they belong in Egypt, but you assume too much.
  • Just outside the Embankment tube stop, worth the time to walk over to and check out this piece of Egyptian history. Each side has a different plaque, so take a minute to walk around. There is also still damage, mostly to the base, from bombing during the war.
  • You cant simply go to another country/continent and say "oh this looks historical and important, let me take one of these" What the f@^k!? What importance does it have here? How does it benefit us? It's selfish for central, london, paris to have them, why not just leave them where they were as a part of egypt's history which has already been robbed and degraded over the years. It's stupid!!
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