Flaminio Obelisk, Rome

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Wanda Marcussen
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Flaminio Obelisk, Rome

The Flaminio Obelisk is believed to originate from the time of Seti I (1290–1279 BCE), and his son Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE). It was brought to Rome by Emperor Augustus (r. 27 BCE –14 CE) for the Circus Maximus, and today it stands in the middle of Piazza del Popolo.

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Wanda Marcussen
Wanda has studied International Relations with specialization in History at The University of Oslo. Her main interests are ancient and medieval history, mythology and the study of sustainable use of cultural heritage sites.

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Marcussen, W. (2020, February 16). Flaminio Obelisk, Rome. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11920/

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Marcussen, Wanda. "Flaminio Obelisk, Rome." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 16, 2020. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11920/.

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Marcussen, Wanda. "Flaminio Obelisk, Rome." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 16 Feb 2020. Web. 14 Aug 2020.

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