Obelisk in London, victoria embankment, thutmose III, cleopatra's needle. The Needle was presented to Britain by the Turkish viceroy of Egypt and it took nearly 60 years before it made it's way to London
Luxor Obelisk, Place de la Concorde, Paris. One of "Cleopatra's Needles", similar to the pair that we already saw in NYC and London. This is one of a pair, as well, the other still located in Luxor, Egypt.
NY: "Cleopatra's Needles" is the name given to 2 Egyptian obelisks from Alexandria (Egypt). 1 is in NY & the other in London. Almost 70' in height, They were originally erected by the Egyptian king Thothmes III in front of the great temple of Heliopolis around 1500 B.C. The NYC obelisk was presented as a gift to America in 1881 by the Rhedive of Egypt in the hope of stimulating economic investment in his country, & its present location inside Central Park.
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, and the one in Paris is also part of a pair originally from a different site in Luxor, where its twin remains.
Cleopatra's Needle. The London needle is in the City of Westminster, on the Victoria Embankment near the Golden Jubilee Bridges. It is close to the Embankment underground station. It was presented to the United Kingdom in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt and Sudan Muhammad Ali, in commemoration of the victories of Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Sir Ralph Abercromby at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801.
Another of the so called 'Cleopatra's Needles'. This one is located in Central Park, New York. This is actually the twin of the Obelisk at the Embankment, London. Not quite sure where the Cleopatra's Needles moniker came from, since they were not carved in Cleopatra's reign, or even close.