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Obelisks in Exile: Ancient Rome’s Fascination With Egyptian Monuments

The relocation of Egyptian obelisks to ancient Rome was a common undertaking first endeavored by Caesar Augustus. But just what did these monoliths of antiquity represent to the Romans?

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    Obelisks in Exile: Ancient Rome’s Fascination With Egyptian Monuments

    Obelisks in Exile: Ancient Rome’s Fascination With Egyptian Monuments

    Between the reigns of Augustus and Theodosius I, numerous Egyptian obelisks were expatriated to Europe. These monoliths of antiquity would impress …

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