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Author: STEFANO ZUFFI E DAVIDE TORTORELLA
English / USA Language: English / USA

The monumental Place de la Concorde has one of the oldest monuments in Paris: I'm talking about the famous Luxor Obelisk from Egypt that dates back to more than three thousand years ago. It is a marvelous work of art in pink granite that was donated by the Viceroy Mohammed Alì to King Louis Philippe in the mid-1800s. The hieroglyphs you see engraved on it recall the kingdom of Pharaoh Ramses III.

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