It is 24 m (67 ft) high and with the base and the cross reaches 36.50 m (100 ft).
It was built during the kingdom of Pharaohs Ramesses II and Merneptah (13th century BC) and placed in the Temple of Sun in Heliopolis; it was brought to Rome in 10 BC by command of Augustus, together with the Obelisk of Montecitorio, and placed on the spina of the Circus Maximus, followed three centuries later by the Lateran Obelisk.
In 1823 Giuseppe Valadier embellished it with a base having four circular basins and stone lions, imitating the Egyptian style.
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