Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle (HMO3K)

Location: New York, NY 10028 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 46.777', W 73° 57.922'

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The Crowned Horus, Bull of Victory

Translation of Hyeroglyphics
? ? The Horus, Strong-Bull-Son-of-Kheprl,
? ? the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, User-maat-ra, Chosen-of-Ra, the Golden Horus, Mighty-in-years-and-great-of-victories, the Son or Ra,
? ? Ramesses, Beloved-of-Amun, who came forth from the womb in order to receive the crowns of Ra, who created him to be sole lord the Lord of the Two Lands,
? ? User-maat-ra Chosen-of-Ra, the Son of Ra.
? ? Ramesses, Beloved-of-Amun, one serviceable to Ra and granted life like Ra.

? ? The Horus, Strong-Bull-Appearing-in-Thebes, he of the Two La Goddesses,
? ? Enduring-of-kingship-like-Ra-in-heaven, Bodily son of Atum, whom the Mistress of Heliopolis bore to him, Thutmose,
? ? whom they created in the temple in the beauty of their members, knowing that he would exercise enduring kingship throughout eternity,
? ? the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Men-kheper-ra, beloved of Atum, the great god, together with his Enneat,
? ? granted all life, stability, and dominion like Ra forever.

? ? The Horus, Strong-Bull-Beloved-of-Ra,
? ? the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, User-maat-ra, Chosen-of-Ra,
? ? Ra, created by the gods, who funded the Two Lands, the Son of Ra,
? ? Ramesses, Beloved-of-Amun,
? ? the noble youth, beloved like Aten when he shines on the horizon,
? ? the Lord of the Two Lands, User-maat-ra,
? ? Chosen-of-Ra, the Son of Ra,
? ? Ramesses, Beloved-of-Amun, one serviceable to Ra and granted life like Ra.

(Plaque at base of monument)
This obelisk was erected first at Heliopolis Egypt in 1600 B.C. It was removed to Alexandria in 12 B.C. by the Romans. Presented by the Khedive of Egypt to the City of New York, it was erected here on February 22, 1881 through the generosity of William H. Vanderbilt.
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HM NumberHMO3K
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Year Placed1940
Placed ByThe New York Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587304 N 4514807
Decimal Degrees40.77961667, -73.96536667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.777', W 73° 57.922'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 46.62" N, 73° 57' 55.32" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 East Dr, New York NY 10028, US
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