City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
( northeast side )
Lateral inscriptions were added nearly two centuries later by Ramses the Great
Removed during the Greek Dynasty to Alexandria the Royal City of Cleopatra
It was there erected in the 18th year of Augustus Caesar B.C. 12
( narrow plaque, northeast side )
The inscriptions of Thothmes are in the centre of each face. The one above records the erection of the oblisk at On at the time of his third celebration of the Sed-festival. The left-hand face and and the back contain prayers that he may celebrate many such festivals and that Tum [the setting Sun] may establish his name with increased sovereignty in the Great Temple of On. The right-hand face records his offerings on the altar of the Spirits of On. The inscriptions down the sides were added by Ramses II to record his own victories.
( northwest side, facing the street )
It was abandoned during a storm in the Bay of Biscay
Recovered and erected on this spot by John Dixon C.E. in the 40th year of the reign of Queen Victoria
A worthy memorial of our distinguished countrymen Nelson and Abercromby
( southeast side, facing the River Thames )
Perished in a bold attempt to succour the crew of the obelisk ship “Cleopatra” during the storm October 14th 1877
Location. 51° 30.511′ N, 0° 7.221′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Victoria Embankment just from Savoy Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England WC2N 6PB, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument of Belgium's Gratitude (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Cheylesmore Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Britain In Bloom (within shouting distance of this marker); Westminster, London Memorial Garden Sir Wilfrid Lawson (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Storm Oak Tree (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Imperial Camel Corps (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . . Cleopatra's Needle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 30, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 30, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.