Interesting attraction as such an ancient object was moved into Central Park. Sign helps to explain the history including how it was moved to it's current location.
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The only Egyptian Obelisk in the United States is located in New York’s Central Park behind (or in the front depending on how you look at it) the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is a fantastic example of an ancient Egyptian obelisk. An obelisk is...More
Compared to most of Central Park this was a really quiet spot that didn't seen to attract too many tourists. A fascinating story and great to see such an old relic. Well worth a visit
With this one piece of statuary we got a lesson in Egyptian hieroglyphics from this genuine Egyptian monument brought here from its original location in Egypt. From ground level it is difficult to see the entire surface, but for a very good view, take your...More
Two secrets, actually. The first: the hill the needle stands on is called Greywacke Knoll but the needle stands on granite and the knoll is not made of greywacke; greywacke is a kind of relatively soft sandstone. Instead, the knoll is named after the Greywacke...More
Cleopatra's Needle, an authentic Egyptian obelisk, is a Central Park landmark, located behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It makes sense, given that the Met is most famous for its Egyptian collection.
This was a cool find: we were waiting to help move our son out of Manhattan, and we stumbled upon Cleopatra's Needle. It's amazing. This is a twin of the one in London: it was made during the reign of 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Hatshepsut. The...More