Cleopatra’s Needle in New York is one a pair of obelisks from the rieh of Egyptian Pharaoh Tuthmosis III. Its twin is located in the City of London.
It was erected in New York City’s Central Park in a Masonic ceremony in 1881. The cornerstone was laid in place the previous year in a Masonic ceremony. Over 9000 Masons paraded through the streets of New York to celebrate its erection.
Cleopatra’s Needle on Google Map
Short history on how Cleopatra’s Needle got to New York City
Running Time : 3:40 minutes