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Cleopatra"s Needle With Brief Notes on Egypt and Egyptian Obelisks

by Erasmus Wilson

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
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  • Novelty

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages236
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11864261M
    ISBN 101425424074
    ISBN 109781425424077

    How Cleopatra's Needle was almost lost at sea. Plaque at the base of Cleopatra's Needle. Image courtesy of Redvers on Flickr CC-BY. How the ancient obelisk nearly sank to the bottom of the ocean. Cleopatra's Needle stands on the north bank of the River Thames on the Victoria Embankment, central London. It is an ancient Egyptian obelisk and one. - A few days ago Secretary General Zahi Hawass of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities expressed grave concern about the condition of Cleopatra’s Needle of NYC and even threatened to tak.

      A few days ago Secretary General Zahi Hawass of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities expressed grave concern about the condition of Cleopatra's Needle of NYC and even threatened to take the obelisk back to Egypt if care is not taken to conserve it. This has triggered much discussion. Here's an update after my recent. Cleopatras Needle - J King Cleopatra's Needle; With Brief Notes on Egypt & Egyptian Obelisks - E Wilson Coptic Apocrypha in the Dialect of Upper Egypt - E Wallis Budge Coptic Ostraca; From the Collections of the Egypt Exploration Fund, the Cairo Museum & Others - WE Crum Dendereh - WM Flinders Petrie Deshasheh - WM Flinders Petrie.

      Cleopatra's Needle is the popular name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and New York City during the nineteenth century. The obelisks in London and New York. Cleopatras Needle - J King Cleopatra's Needle; With Brief Notes on Egypt & Egyptian Obelisks - E Wilson Coptic Apocrypha in the Dialect of Upper Egypt - E Wallis Budge Coptic Ostraca; From the Collections of the Egypt Exploration Fund, the Cairo Museum & Others - WE Crum Dendereh - WM Flinders Petrie Deshasheh - WM Flinders Petrie5/5(4).


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Cleopatra"s Needle With Brief Notes on Egypt and Egyptian Obelisks by Erasmus Wilson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Full text of "Cleopatra's needle: with brief notes on Egypt and Egyptian obelisks" See other formats. Excerpt from Cleopatra's Needle: With Brief Notes on Egypt and Egyptian Obelisks The accompanying pages are intended as an introduction to the magnificent Egyptian Obelisk which is about to take its place among the monuments of London.

This Obelisk was hewn in the renowned quarries of Syene, at the extreme southern boundary of Egypt, and was Cited by: 2. Cleopatra’s Needle is the name shared by three ancient Egyptian obelisks – one in New York City, one in London, and one in Paris.

However, each comes from a different Egyptian site and none may have been built in honor of Cleopatra. Although often overlooked, each monument has volumes to say about history, both ancient and modern. Get this from a library.

Cleopatra's needle: with brief notes on Egypt and Egyptian obelisks. [Erasmus Wilson, Sir]. Cleopatra's needle: with brief notes on Egypt and Egyptian obelisks by Wilson, Erasmus. Publication date Topics Obelisks, Egyptian language Publisher London: Brain & Co. Collection getty; americana Digitizing sponsor Getty Research Institute Contributor Getty Research Institute Language.

Buy Cleopatra's needle: with brief notes on Egypt and Egyptian obelisks: Read Books Reviews -   "Cleopatra’s Needles is a brilliant book, bringing the magic and the mystery of ancient Egypt to all of us." - Zahi Hawass, Egyptologist, Egypt "A book full of fascinating and obscure details about Egyptian obelisks, this volume by Bob Brier is Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.

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Cleopatra's Needle is the popular name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and New York City during the nineteenth century. The obelisks in London and New York are a pair; the one in Paris is also part of a pair originally from a different site in Luxor, where its twin remains.

Although all three needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, their. In the half-century between and three massive obelisks left Egypt for new lands. Prior to these journeys, the last large obelisk moved was the Vatican obelisk in – one of the great engineering achievements of the Renaissance.

Roman emperors moved more than a dozen, but left no records of how they did it. The nineteenth-century engineers entrusted with transporting. About Cleopatra's Needles. In the half-century between and three massive obelisks left Egypt for new lands. Prior to these journeys, the last large obelisk moved was the Vatican obelisk in – one of the great engineering achievements of the Renaissance.

Roman emperors moved more than a dozen, but left no records of how they did it. Cleopatra's Needles is fascinating book.

It starts by providing facts and details about obelisks (e.g. they stand proudly, unattached to anything, only gravity keeps them in their position), how they were made, how the ancient Egyptian erected them and so on/5. Cleopatra's Needle in London is one of three similarly named Egyptian obelisks and is located in the City of Westminster, on the Victoria Embankment near the Golden Jubilee is close to the Embankment underground station.

It was presented to the United Kingdom in by the ruler of Egypt and Sudan Muhammad Ali, in commemoration of the victories of Lord Nelson at. The name Cleopatra’s Needle is shared between three Egyptian obelisks – the London one’s twin in New York City and a third in Paris – which came from a completely different site in Egypt.

The London and New York pair are made of red granite from the quarries of Aswan, weighing a hefty tons each. Read "Cleopatras Needle: A History of the London Obelisk, with an Exposition of the Hieroglyphics" by James King available from Rakuten Kobo. In the midst of three of the Wests greatest cities reside towering Ancient Egyptian obelisks that date back over 3, y Brand: Charles River Editors.

the two obelisks known as Cleopatra’s Needles. These obelisks were given in the 19th century to the cities of London and New York. One obelisk can be viewed on the banks of the River Thames in London, and the other stands in Central Park in New York City.

(The same name is often given to the Egyptian obelisk in Central Park in New York, and sometimes even to the Egyptian obelisk in the Place de la Concorde in Paris.) The London Cleopatra’s Needle is one of a pair with the New York one. They both once stood at Heliopolis in Egypt, where they were erected by the Pharaoh Thutmose III circa BC.

Cleopatra was a "cylinder ship" constructed to convey Cleopatra's Needle from Alexandria to London in The obelisk weighed over tons and was encased in an iron cylinder which was then rolled by means of levers and chains down a track into the sea.

It was fitted with a deck-house, mast, rudder and steering gear and was manned by a crew of Maltese ed: EnglandssObelisk.-Cleopatra's-Qtbnpatra'z 1HHGOH RESTORED INSCRIPTIONS, TRANSLATION, AND NOTES.

INSCRIPTIONS ON PYRAMIDION. The figures and hieroglyphs enclosed in the four squares on the pyramidion represent, invariably, on the right side, couched upon a standard, king Thothmes Ill., in rhe shape of a sphynx, presenting offerings to aFile Size: 2MB.

Cleopatra’s Needle was erected by Thutmose III at Heliopolis in about 1, BC, later moved to Alexandria, and then to the USA. Getty Images By the. "Cleopatra's Needles and Other Egyptian Obelisks" by E. A. Wallis Budge was published by the Religious Tract Society in This old book is still interesting and valuable.

Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge () was a well-known British orientalist: Keeper of the Assyrian and Egyptian Department of the British Museum and the author /5(5).Cleopatra’s Needle, Alexandria, Egypt Ashford Black Marble, /2” h., traces of gilding mid 19 th c., perhaps by John Tennant.

When we think of black stone models of ancient Egyptian obelisks, we think of the variety of nero antico marble replicas fashioned in Rome, generally in the mid th century.

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