Paris France ~ Luxor Obelisk ~ Place de la Concorde ~ Historic Monuent
The Luxor Obelisk is Egyptian obelisk standing at the center of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. It was originally located at the entrance to Luxor Temple, in Egypt. The Luxor Obelisk was classified as a historical monument in 1936.
This site was the location of the metro station, Concorde.
The Luxor Obelisk is over 3,000 years old and was originally situated outside of Luxor Temple, where its twin remains to this day. It first arrived in Paris on December 21, 1833, having been shipped from Luxor via Alexandria and Cherbourg, and three years later, on October 25, 1836, was moved to the center of Place de la Concorde by King Louis-Phillipe. It was gifted to France by Khedive of Egypt Ismail Pasha, Ruler of Egypt.
Place de la Concorde.
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