Flaminio Obelisk, Rome

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Wanda Marcussen
published on 16 February 2020

The Flaminio Obelisk is believed to originate from the time of Seti I (1290 – 1279 BCE), and his son Ramesses 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, and is currently studying for her Master's degree in Environmental History at Trinity College Dublin.

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Marcussen, W. (2020, February 16). Flaminio Obelisk, Rome. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11921/flaminio-obelisk-rome/

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Marcussen, Wanda. "Flaminio Obelisk, Rome." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 16, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11921/flaminio-obelisk-rome/.

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