This obelisk is one of three from Ancient Egypt that has been re-erected outside of its native land, the other two are in Paris and New York. This particular obelisk was erected in 1881 behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Central Park and its age is somewhere between 3600 and 3400 years old. It is inscribed with hieroglyphs that pay homage to Ramses II and Thutmosis III along with other gods. One noted fact remains that the moniker given of Cleopatra is a misnomer as she was never associated with any of the obelisks, it was just that her name was associated with Ancient Egypt.
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