Cleopatra’s Needle in the City of London is one a pair of obelisks from the rieh of Egyptian Pharaoh Tuthmosis III. Its twin is located in New York City.

The movie From Hell, starring Johnny Depp, refers to the bloody history of Cleopatra’s Needle in a conversation between Jack the Ripper and one of his victims:

Polly: That was the thing that was in my dream. What’s it called again?

Ripper: Cleopatra’s needle.

Polly: Cleopatra. She was a beauty wasn’t she?

Ripper: It was carved fifteen hundred years before the son of God was born. Six men died to bring it here, from Egypt.

~ From Hell

Cleopatra’s Needle on Google Map
(51°30’30.5″N 0°07’13.2″W)
Hieroglyph inscriptions
Hieroglyph inscriptions