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L’Obelisque de Luxor

(The Luxor Obelisk)

 
 
L’Obelisque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
1. L’Obelisque Marker
North-west face of the pedestal.
Inscription. (North-west face of the pedestal)
En presence du roi Louis Philippe 1er, cet obelisque transporté de louqsor en France a été dresse sur ce piédestal par M. Lebas, ingénieur, aux applaudissements d’un peuple immense, le XXV octobre M.D.CCC.XXXVI.

(English translation by Google Translate with modifications:)
In the presence of King Louis Philippe I, this obelisk, transported from Luxor to France, was placed on this pedestal by M. Lebas, engineer, to the applause of an immense crowd, the 25 October 1836

(South-east face of the pedestal)
Ludovicus Philippus 1 francorum rex ut antiquissimum artis aegypticae opus idemque recentis gloriae ad nilum armis partae insigne monumentum franciae ab ipsa aegypto donatum posteritati prorogaret obeliscum die XXV aug a MDCCCXXXII thebis hecatompylis avectum navio ad id constructa intra menses XIII in calliam perductum erigendum curavit d XXV octob a MDCCCXXXVI anno regni septimo

(English translation from Latin by Google Translate:)
Louis Philippe, King of the Franks, as the Ancient Egyptian art of the recent work of the same glory to nothing remarkable monument of France acquired arms from Egypt presented posterity continued OBELISK day 25 Aug 1832 from the ship that was built at Thebes hecatompylis removed within 13 months of the establishment brought curavitrois Callias. d

L’Obelisque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
2. L’Obelisque Marker
The South-east face of the pedestal. This inscription is in Latin.
25 October 1836 in the seventh year of the reign
 
Erected 1836.
 
Location. 48° 51.928′ N, 2° 19.266′ E. Marker is in Paris, Île-de-France, in Paris. Marker is on Place de la Concord. Click for map. This marker is a the center of Place de la Concorde. Marker is in this post office area: Paris, Île-de-France 75008, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Place Louis XV (a few steps from this marker); Centre français de rapatriement (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Samuel Champlain (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Jacques Cartier (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Ludovic Jacquinot (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Le pavillon de la Bibliothèque et l'aile nord du Louvre (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); The Conference Gate (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); L’égoùt de Paris (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .  The Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde. "This is the one of the pair of obelisks that were erected in front of Luxor Temple, in B.C. 13th Century, and transported to Paris in 19th Century. Another one still remains at the original cite in Luxor." (Submitted on December 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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L’Obelisque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
3. L’Obelisque Marker
South-west face of the pedestal. This face depicts how how the obelisk was removed and move.
L’Obelisque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
4. L’Obelisque Marker
North-east face of the pedestal. This face depicts how how the obelisk was removed and move.
L’Obelisque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
5. L’Obelisque
L’Obelique Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
6. L’Obelique Marker
L’Obelisque in Place de la Concorde image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
7. L’Obelisque in Place de la Concorde
L’Obelisque in Place de la Concorde image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
8. L’Obelisque in Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde image. Click for full size.
By Edouard Baldus, circa 1855
9. Place de la Concorde
Diorama of how the obelisk was removed image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
10. Diorama of how the obelisk was removed
at the National Maritime Museum, Paris.
Diorama of how the obelisk was moved image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
11. Diorama of how the obelisk was moved
at the National Maritime Museum, Paris.
Model of the paddle steamer Sphinx image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
12. Model of the paddle steamer Sphinx
which towed the obelisk to France. Model in the National Maritime Museum, Paris.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   9. submitted on .   10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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