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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 London and New York ones are a pair, while the Paris one comes from a different original style, Luxor, where its twin remains. Although all three needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, their shared nickname is a misnomer, as they have no connection with Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and were already over a thousand years old in her lifetime.

Thames Embankment
Opening Times: Open 24 hours
Entry Charges: Admission Free
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Cleopatra's Needle Photograph
  • Cleopatra's Needle Photograph 1
  • Cleopatra's Needle Photograph 2