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Cleopatra"s needles

Bob Brier

Cleopatra"s needles

the lost obelisks of Egypt

by Bob Brier

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Obelisks,
  • Cleopatra"s Needle (New York, N.Y.)

  • About the Edition

    In the half-century between 1831 and 1881 three massive obelisks left Egypt for new lands. Prior to these journeys, the last large obelisk moved was the Vatican obelisk in 1586--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 the obelisks across oceans had to invent new methods, and they were far from certain that they would work. As the three obelisks, bound for Paris, London and New York, sailed towards their new homes, the world held its breath. Newspapers reported the obelisks" daily progress, complete with dramatic illustrations of the heroic deeds of the engineers and crews struggling under nearly impossible conditions. When the obelisks finally arrived safely in their new homes, bands played Cleopatra"s Needle Waltz and silver obelisk pencils dangled from fashionable ladies" necks. This turbulent era, caught up in obelisk mania, is recreated by Bob Brier in all its glory. Amid astounding tales of engineering dexterity and naval endurance, the individuals involved in transporting the obelisks and receiving them in their future homes are brought to life through their letters and diaries, newspaper articles and illustrations. Written by a renowned Egyptologist and author, this compelling book will fascinate all those interested in Egypt, its iconic monuments and the history of great endeavour.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-232) and index.

    Other titlesLost obelisks of Egypt
    StatementBob Brier
    SeriesBloomsbury Egyptology, Bloomsbury Egyptology
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT62.O2 B67 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 238 pages
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27215850M
    ISBN 101474242936
    ISBN 109781474242936
    LC Control Number2016013267
    OCLC/WorldCa908990532

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      Cleopatra's Needles is written in Brier's informal, easy-to-read style and will certainly be a welcomed addition to any Egyptophile's library. * KMT Magazine * The book is impressive in its range the style is informal and very readable this is a fascinating and very informative piece of : Cleopatra's Needle book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Dan Rawlins, a famous archeologist working out of New York's Metr /5.

    Cleopatra's Needle in New York City is one of three similarly named Egyptian obelisks. It was erected in Central Park, west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, on 22 January It was secured in May by judge Elbert E. Farman, the United States Consul General at Cairo, as a gift. The Rosetta Stone has opened the sealed book of hieroglyphics, and enabled the learned to understand the long-forgotten monumental inscriptions. On the stone is a trigrammatical inscription, that is, an inscription thrice repeated in three different characters; the [Pg 49] first in pure hieroglyphs, the second in Demotic, and the third in Greek.


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Wallis Published by The Religious tract society, London (). And what is Cleopatra’s Needle. This foot-tall, ton granite structure points skyward from a knoll in Central Park, just a stone’s throw from the Met Fifth ’s an Egyptian antiquity, at 3, years of age the oldest piece of architecture in New York City.

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