Pinciano Obelisk, Piazza Bucharest, Villa Borghese, Rome
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sandvika
N 41° 54.648 E 012° 28.785
33T E 290980 N 4642944
Quick Description: Ancient Roman Pinciano Obelisk, Piazza Bucharest, Villa Borghese, Rome
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 11/4/2010 4:10:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMA268
Views: 11

Long Description:
The obelisk was commissioned by Hadrian and erected in Tivoli for the tomb of Antinous. It was moved to Rome by Elagabalus to decorate the spina of the Circus Varianus. It was found in the 16th century near the Porta Maggiore. It was moved to the Palazzo Barberini, then moved again to the Vatican by Pope Clement XIV and finally erected on the Pincian by Pope Pius VII in 1822. (From Wikipedia)
Date Created/Placed: 4/11/2010

Height: 9.24m

Website: [Web Link]

Address: Not listed

Illuminated: Not Listed

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