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Obelisco Flaminio

The Flaminio Obelisk (Italian: Obelisco Flaminio) is one of the thirteen ancient obelisks in Rome, Italy. It is located in the Piazza del Popolo.It is 24 m (67 ft) high and with the base and the cross reaches 36.50 m (100 ft).It was built during the kingdom of Pharaohs Ramesses II and Merneptah (13th century BC) and placed in the Temple of Sun in Heliopolis; it was brought to Rome in 10 BC by command of Augustus, together with the Obelisk of Montecitorio, and placed on the spina of the Circus Maximus, followed three centuries later by the Lateran Obelisk. The obelisk was discovered in 1587, broken into three pieces, together with the Lateran Obelisk.



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