Cleopatra's Needle, New York City

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  • Next to the metropolitan museum. The obelisks is old, about 3500 years old. It is 70 feet tall, 220 tons and the city’s oldest artifact  more »
  • Egyptian obelisk in Central Park. Located behind the Metropolitan Museum of New York. It is a gift from Egypt to New York City.
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  • Walking through Central Park, before coming to the Met, appears among the trees the silhouette of an obelisk, which is one in London, were built in the year 1450 c, after the opening of the Suez canal, as a means of strengthening ties between the two countries I put in 1881, in its current location.
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  • It is a nice site. However i do not like that the trees are blocking the background view of the park.
  • This is a beautiful Egyptian monument, but like all other obelisks scattered across the Western world, this piece of art should be returned to its rightful owner. Thinking of that took away from the experience, which is why I rate this place a strong 4.
  • To me, one of the most unique sights in New York. If you like history at all and you're in New York you must stop by and see it.
  • Easily comfortable place. Cleopatra's needle, the Obelisk. Nice to have here in the city. And I read that its the oldest monument in the city. 3400 years old
  • This is the oldest public monument in New York City. It was commissioned in 1425 B.C.E., making it more than 3500 years old. It was gifted to the US from the Khedive of Egypt in 1869. It took more than a year to transport and install this obelisk. It was moved twice until it's current final location behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art in January 1881.

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