Obelisk of Montecitorio

Local nameObelisco di Montecitorio
LocationRione III Colonna, Rome, Italy

The Obelisk of Montecitorio, also known as Solare, is an ancient Egyptian, red granite obelisk of Psammetichus II from Heliopolis. Brought to Rome with the Flaminio Obelisk in 10 BC by the Roman Emperor Augustus to be used as the gnomon of the Solarium Augusti, it is now in the Piazza Montecitorio. It is 21.79 metres high, and 33.97 metres including the base and the globe.

Tags MonumentObelisk
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk_of_Montecitorio

Address 116 Piazza di Monte Citorio, Roma 00186, Italy

Coordinates 41°54'2.443" N 12°28'43.195" E

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