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The Emperors' NeedlesEgyptian Obelisks and Rome$
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Susan Sorek

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781904675518

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.001.0001

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Constantine and the New Rome

Constantine and the New Rome

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(p.101) Chapter 12 Constantine and the New Rome
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The Emperors' Needles
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Susan Sorek

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0013

This chapter discusses the following: the obelisk that now stands in the Piazza di San Giovanni — the largest surviving obelisk in the world, with a height of 32 metres (83 ft) and weighs 455 tonnes; Constantine I 's removal of another obelisk from Egypt and set up in Arles (France); and Constantius II as the last Roman emperor to bring an obelisk to Rome.

Keywords:   Piazza di San Giovanni, obelisks, Arles, Constantine I, Constantius II

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