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The Egyptian obelisk in Central park, New York.

by Charles William Darling

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Published in [Utica? N.Y .
Written in English

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

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF128.65.C3 D22
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6 p., 1 l.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22879202M
    LC Control Number17023284

      Since , the obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle has stood in New York's Central Park, but a letter from the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Author: Andrea Leontiou.   New York’s obelisk, however, never enjoyed the prestige-of-place afforded by London’s or Paris’s. As the Metropolitan Museum grew and expanded, the obelisk was obscured from view to all but those who specifically walk by it in Central Park.

    The History of the Obelisk in Central Park. The obelisk in New York City's Central Park is one of two originally built in Egypt around BC to commemorate the 30th year of Pharaoh Thutmosis III's reign. When they were first built, the obelisks stood guard over the Temple of the Sun in Heliopolis, a . 1 photograph: print on card mount ; mount 9 x 18 cm (stereograph format) Title Egyptian obelisk, Central Park, New York, N.Y. Contributor Names.

      Cleopatra's Needle, Central Park, New York City. (CC BY-SA ) Lieutenant-Commander Henry Honeychurch Gorringe, a decorated US naval commander, volunteered to transport the remaining obelisk from Alexandria to New York, overcoming hurdles far more daunting than those faced by the French and English. The Atlantic Ocean was only one of them. The Obelisk’s trip from Egypt to New York was a complex engineering feat. It took days to move the Obelisk from the banks of the Hudson River to its home in Central Park. A huge crowd was on hand for the turning of the obelisk upright on Janu


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The Egyptian Obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle) In New York Central Park At noon on the 22d of January,the huge monolith (single stone) from the banks of the Nile was lowered to its final resting-place on the knoll in Central Park. Cleopatra's Needle Egyptian Obelisk in Central Park New York City Journal: page lined notebook/diary [Image, Cool] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Cleopatra's Needle Egyptian Obelisk in Central Park New York City Journal: page lined notebook/diaryAuthor: Cool Image. This delightful book tells the story of how Cleopatra's needle, the popular Egyptian obelisk that is now located in Manhattan's Central Park, came to New York in January of Metropolitan.

The London obelisk was raised inand this one arrived in New York three years later. The Obelisk’s trip from Egypt to New York was a complicated engineering feat.

The delicate moving process required laborers to inch the monument on parallel beams, aided by roll boxes and a pile-driver engine. The Obelisk, known by some as “Cleopatra’s Needle,” has several superlatives to its name—including the oldest man-made object in Central Park, and the oldest outdoor monument in New York City.

More than 3, years old, this timeless beauty towers 69 feet high and weighs a. The Obelisk's history is rich and interesting, but one of the most fascinating parts of its story is its journey from Egypt to Central Park.

The Obelisk, also known as Cleopatra's Needle, was created roughly 3, years ago, making it the oldest man-made object in Central The Egyptian obelisk in Central park and the oldest outdoor monument in New York City).

Yet through an unlikely journey the foot, ton length of red granite would arrive in in New York City and become one of the icons of Central Park. Now the obelisk Author: Allison Meier.

The Obelisk's move to New York City was nothing short of arduous. Once in the City, it took laborers four months to simply move it from the Hudson River to Central Park where it now stands, located behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Obelisk is known as the oldest man-made construction in.

Cleopatra's Needle. East Drive, Central Park. The only giant Egyptian obelisk in the Western Hemisphere, Cleopatra's Needle was a gift to the U.S. from Khedive Ismail, grandson of Muhammad Ali, in to honor the Civil War veterans serving in his army and to encourage good trade relations between the U.S.

and Egypt after the opening of the Suez Canal (). Probably the strangest monument in Central Park is the 71 foot, ton Obelisk, or Cleopatra’s Needle. Easily the oldest man made object in the park it is located in what is now a secluded bower directly behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK The Egyptian obelisk in Central park, New York Item Preview remove-circle The Egyptian obelisk in Central park, New York by [Darling, Charles William], [from old catalog] Publication date Pages:   Cleopatra’s Needle of New York.

The Cleopatra’s Needle of New York was erected in Central Park on Febru It had been given to the US Consul General stationed in Cairo as a gift to the United States from the Egyptian Khedive (a title equivalent to a viceroy) as a gesture of gratitude for the US remaining neutral while Great.

The journey in of Cleopatra’s Needle from the Hudson River at West 96th Street to Central Park was one of the sights of New York. an obelisk from Egypt in. To nineteenth-century New Yorkers, the obelisk in Central Park stood for their country's rejection of the trappings of empire just as it was itself beginning to acquire imperial power.

And to a twentieth-century reader of Freud, the obelisk had anatomical and psychological connotations. New York back to A World of Obelisks Location: Central Park, New York, USA Pharaoh: Tuthmosis III (reigned B.C.) Height: 70 feet Weight: tons Story: After the opening of the Suez.

Simply that if you draw a straight line from the obelisk in St Paul’s churchyard to the obelisk in Central Park, it will pass directly through the site of the Worth obelisk at 25th Street — the three obelisks are directly aligned, pointing roughly 29 degrees east of north, slightly off the central Manhattan axis of Fifth Avenue.

The New York obelisk has suffered rather badly from a combination of acid rain, air pollution, and a complex salt encrustation since its move, and has since been cleaned by a team from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park's authority, and hopefully this restoration and cleaning will keep the monument fresh for the forseeable future.

Despite its nickname, Central Park’s obelisk wasn’t made for Cleopatra, but for the Napoleon of Egypt. Thutmosis III amassed the greatest empire in Egyptian history during his year reign. Title The Egyptian obelisk in Central park, New York.

Contributor Names Darling, Charles W. (Charles William). New York: Published by the author, First edition. Hardcover. Folio 14 1/2 x 11 1/4. x,1 pp. Modern brown cloth over original gilt-stamped pebbled cloth, with handwritten title to spine. Henry Honychurch Gorringe's Egyptian Obelisks is a fascinating account of the author's journey into Egypt to remove Cleopatra's Needle from Alexandria, Egypt, and have it erected in Central Park.Transportation to New York: The story for Cleopatra's Needle in New York backs when the Suez Canal was opened in As the appreciation for the aid of the construction of the Suez Canal, the ruler of Egypt, the Khedive Ismail Pasha, offered the United States to present an obelisk.The Obelisk, known by some as “Cleopatra’s Needle,” has several superlatives to its name—including the oldest man-made object in Central Park, and the oldest outdoor monument in New York City.