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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

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

Foxtail Lily | Plants from Bakker Spalding Garden Companyn , you can plant them directly into the garden. Prepare a wide, shallow hole (approximately 10 cm deep) and loosen the soil thoroughly. In the bottom of the hole, add a layer of coarse sand or grit to help with the drainage. Spread the roots of the foxtail lily well and place in the hole at the correct depth. The top of the roots should be approximately 5 cm below ground level. Flowers Jun July August 100cm high

Foxtail Lily | Plants from Bakker Spalding Garden Companyn , you can plant them directly into the garden. Prepare a wide, shallow hole (approximately 10 cm deep) and loosen the soil thoroughly. In the bottom of the hole, add a layer of coarse sand or grit to help with the drainage. Spread the roots of the foxtail lily well and place in the hole at the correct depth. The top of the roots should be approximately 5 cm below ground level. Flowers Jun July August 100cm high

Luxor Temple, Egypt. Since reading Egyptologist Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series of novels (set during the late 1800s) set in many sites around Egypt, I've fantasized about going......

Luxor Temple, Egypt. Since reading Egyptologist Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series of novels (set during the late 1800s) set in many sites around Egypt, I've fantasized about going......

Photograph of Cleopatra's Needle at Alexandria, 1869 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. Although the needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, they are somewhat misnamed as they have no particular connection with Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and were already over a thousand years old in her lifetime

Photograph of Cleopatra's Needle at Alexandria, 1869 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. Although the needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, they are somewhat misnamed as they have no particular connection with Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and were already over a thousand years old in her lifetime

London, Covent Garden The Stand, Sphinx at Cleopatra's Needle. Two bronze replicas of Egyptian sphinxes sit on either side of Cleopatra's Needle and bear the inscription "the good god, Thuthmosis III given life", written in hieroglyphics. The sphinxes face the wrong way. They look in the direction of the obelisk, while they are meant to look away from the monument in order to protect it against enemies.

London, Covent Garden The Stand, Sphinx at Cleopatra's Needle. Two bronze replicas of Egyptian sphinxes sit on either side of Cleopatra's Needle and bear the inscription "the good god, Thuthmosis III given life", written in hieroglyphics. The sphinxes face the wrong way. They look in the direction of the obelisk, while they are meant to look away from the monument in order to protect it against enemies.

I recently had the opportunity to attend a fantastic evening sharing the work  of Michele Carragher , the Embroiderer on a Game  of Thrones ...

I recently had the opportunity to attend a fantastic evening sharing the work of Michele Carragher , the Embroiderer on a Game of Thrones ...

Place de Concorde, Paris. In the center, the grand obelisk that Napoleon brought back from  his Egyptian campaign. Its twin, known as "Cleopatra's Needle" can be found in New York's Central Park.

Place de Concorde, Paris. In the center, the grand obelisk that Napoleon brought back from his Egyptian campaign. Its twin, known as "Cleopatra's Needle" can be found in New York's Central Park.

Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle

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 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.

Cleopatras needle on The Thames embankment is 3,500 years old. It was one of two to guard the Temple of Ra in Heliopolis. During 12BC, it was moved to Alexandria by Augustus Caesar and re  dedicated to Cleopatra. Ramasees the Second changed the prayers inscribed on it to honour himself. Witnesses have heard terrible mocking laughter coming from with the obelisk. Also, oddly enough, the sphinx's at its base were placed facing inwards, some say-to protect London. Well, that is the legend…

Cleopatras needle on The Thames embankment is 3,500 years old. It was one of two to guard the Temple of Ra in Heliopolis. During 12BC, it was moved to Alexandria by Augustus Caesar and re dedicated to Cleopatra. Ramasees the Second changed the prayers inscribed on it to honour himself. Witnesses have heard terrible mocking laughter coming from with the obelisk. Also, oddly enough, the sphinx's at its base were placed facing inwards, some say-to protect London. Well, that is the legend…

Cleopatra’s Needle, brought from Alexandria to London, was erected on the Thames Embankment on September 12, 1878.

Cleopatra’s Needle, brought from Alexandria to London, was erected on the Thames Embankment on September 12, 1878.

Two faux-Egyptian sphinxes cast from bronze sit either side of Cleopatra's Needle in London, and make up the most famous example of Egyptian architecture in Britain. It is situated on the Victoria Embankment on The Thames

Celebration of Egyptian architecture in Britain 90 years on from discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb

Two faux-Egyptian sphinxes cast from bronze sit either side of Cleopatra's Needle in London, and make up the most famous example of Egyptian architecture in Britain. It is situated on the Victoria Embankment on The Thames

Cleopatra's Needle: popular name for each of the 3 Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and NYC. London and NY ones are a pair, the Paris one comes from Luxor, where its twin remains. The needles are misnamed as they have no connection with Cleopatra, and were over a thousand years old in her lifetime. This pic is the one in London and more people commit suicide  by this part of the river than by any other part. A.P.

Cleopatra's Needle: popular name for each of the 3 Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and NYC. London and NY ones are a pair, the Paris one comes from Luxor, where its twin remains. The needles are misnamed as they have no connection with Cleopatra, and were over a thousand years old in her lifetime. This pic is the one in London and more people commit suicide by this part of the river than by any other part. A.P.