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Cleopatra's Needle - Paris

 

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A Clock for the BeautThe clockiful One...

The price paid for this three thousand three hundred year old obelisk? A huge clock:
"The king presented the viceroy with a large clock, which is today in the clock tower of the Mohammed Ali Mosque in Cairo. The clock never worked."
 
... The Engineer's Hole
Jean Baptiste Apollinaire Lebas, a short naval engineer in the French navy of intense ingenuity, with a square face and piercing brown eyes, was the man who moved the Beautiful One from Egypt to Paris, after cutting a hole in the side of the ship Luxour so that he could fit the obelisk inside it.
The Louxor arrived in Paris two days before Christmas day, 1833, after its 12,000 kilometer journey.
 
... An iPod for the Pharaoh?
The signals from the Singers puzzle the obelisk hunters:
"It is a puzzle," Marchant said, "even if only one of the obelisks is sending a signal. How can that be? They did not have radios in ancient Egypt?" He laughed. "I have never heard of any pharaoh with an iPod!"
 
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Cleopatra's Needle at Place de la Concorde in Paris

Obelisk at Place de la Concorde in Paris

 

Engineer Lebas who moved the obelisk from Egypt to Place de la Concorde in Paris

Engineer Lebas who moved the obelisk from Egypt to Paris

 

Beheading by guillotine of Marie Antoinette October 16 1793 near Paris Obelisk

Beheading by guillotine of Marie Antoinette October 16 1793 near Paris Obelisk

 

Glenn Ashton & Loraine Lundquist in Paris doing research

Glenn Ashton & Loraine Lundquist in Paris doing research

 

Paris obelisk - model of how to raise it prepared by Engineer Lebas

Paris obelisk - model of how to raise it prepared by Engineer Lebas

 

Paris obelisk - coin struck of King and Obelisk when Lebas raised it in Paris

Paris obelisk - coin struck of King and Obelisk when Lebas raised it in Paris

 

Paris obelisk - twin obelisk of Rameses the Great still at Luxor Temple in Egypt

Paris obelisk - twin obelisk still at Luxor Temple in Egypt

 

Paris obelisk - hieroglyphics on its twin obelisk at the Luxor Temple in Egypt

Paris obelisk - hieroglyphics on its twin obelisk at the Luxor Temple in Egypt

 

Paris obelisk - hieroglyphics and gold pyramidion placed on its top by President Chirac

Paris obelisk - hieroglyphics on its twin obelisk at the Luxor Temple in Egypt

 

Rough top of the Paris Obelisk before President Chirac had gold one installed

Rough top of the Paris Obelisk before President Chirac had gold one installed

 

Paris obelisk with Eiffel Tower in background

Paris obelisk with Eiffel Tower in background

Book by Boris de Rachewiltz, who translated the Tulli Manuscript found in Egypt & describing Thutmose III and UFOs



Aswan unfinished obelisk from The Problem of Obelisks by Leonard Engelbach



How obelisks are raised, from The Problem of Obelisks by Leonard Engelbach



Hatshepsut obelisk mounted on a sled, from The Problem of Obelisk by Leonard Engelbach



Paris Cleopatra's Needle stood on the base to the right of the remaining obelisk at the Luxor Temple in Egypt




Carvings in temple wall on Egypt showing obelisk preparation for Pharaoh Thutmose III
from The Problem of Obelisks by Leonard Engelbach




Book by Prince Boris de Rachewiltz, the translator of the famous Tulli Papyrus, which describes
Thutmose III seeing rings of fire (UFOs) during his desert campaign



Photo of Abu Sempel monument of Rameses III, the Obelisk Pharaoh, from book by Ludwig Borchardt, the
discoverer of the bust of Queen Nefertiti in Egypt in 1914



Cleopatra's Needle in Paris stood on the obelisk base to the right of the temple entrance at Luxor Temple in Egypt





Luxor Temple in Egypt showing the Twin obelisk of the Paris Cleopatra's Needle, which stood
on the empty base before its removal to France by Lebas



Limestone statuette of Queen Nefertiti from the Thutmose Workshop in Armana, now in the Egyptian Museum in Berlin



Sketch of the capstan used to raise the obelisk in Paris (from the Architectural Magazine)





Cleopatra's Needle: Cover of book about removal of the obelisk to Paris
(L'Obelisque de Luxor, by engineer Lebas, 1839, who moved it to the Place de la Concorde)



The contemporary magazine The Architectural Magazine & Journal that had an article on the removal
from Egypt to Paris of the obelisk by engineer Lebas



Cleopatra's Needle in Paris: Diagram of engineer Lebas lowering the obelisk in Egypt for removal to Paris
(from Cleopatra's Needles and Other Obelisks by E.A. Wallis)





Paris obelisk: Diagram of Engineer Lebas lowering Cleopatra's Needle in the Place de la Concorde
(from Cleopatra's Needles and other Egyptian Obelisks, by E.A. Wallis)




Paris Obelisk: Diagram of the moving of Cleopatra's Needle from the upper right to the ship at lower left, in Egypt
(from L'Obelisque de Luxor, by engineer Lebas 1839)





Paris obelisk: Sketch of four sides of the Paris Cleopatra's Needle
(from L'Obelisque de Luxor, by engineer Lebas 1839)




Paris Obelisk: Model of French Corvette Le Sphinx, which towed
the Luxour with Cleopatra's Needle inside it from Egypt to France





Paris obelisk: Sketch of Cleopatra's Needle in Paris
(from The Penny Magazine, 1838)





Paris obelisk: Pulleys on the base of Cleopatra's Needle in the Place de la Concorde
(from L'Obelisque de Luxor, by engineer Lebas 1839)




Paris obelisk: The Luxour, the ship that carried Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt to Paris, France; she
was captained by Leon-Daniel de Joannis





Paris obelisk: Tombstone of Engineer Lebas, who moved Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt to Paris
(in the cemetery of Pere Lachaise)




Paris obelisk: Sketch of pulleys lifting up Cleopatra's Needle in the Place de la Concorde, Paris
(from L'Obelisque de Luxor, by engineer Lebas, who moved it, 1839)





Egyptian obelisks: Statue of Rameses II, the Obelisk Pharaoh





Paris obelisk - artistic presentation

Paris obelisk reworked



Snake wine I drank on boat on the Yangtze River while researching novel in China

China snake wine



Luxor obelisk sketch by Bartlett - The twin of the Paris Cleopatra's Needle

Luxor obelisk Paris twin



The rams guarded the road to the Luxor Temple in Egypt
where once the Paris obelisk stood

Rams before Luxor Temple where Paris obelisk stood



Base of Paris obelisk stands before the Luxor Temple in Egypt

Luxor Temple base of Paris obelisk at the left




Cleopatra's Needle in Paris: Sunset outlines the obelisk

Paris obelisk at sunset



Sketch by Sir Erasmus Wilson of Obelisks before the Luxor Temple
Paris obelisk is on the right

Obelisks before temple Wilson sketch


Beautiful fountains before the Paris obelisk


Fountains and Paris obelisk



Monument in Tuilleries Park and Paris Obelisk

Paris obelisk and monument



Diagrams of the raising of the Paris obelisk by engineer Lebas
who moved it from Egypt to Paris

Diagrams of Lebas on Paris obelisk



View of Paris obelisk from the Tuilleries Garden

Paris obelisk from the Tuilleries Garden




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What is the link between seven obelisks that are sending out signals, a TV show on global warming, and a microbe that threatens the world’s oil supplies? And who is willing to kill to prevent others finding this link?

When Nick Kangles, the host of a global warming TV show, microbiologist Kate Stanton and Egyptologist Gliffy discover that an Egyptian obelisk in Rome is sending out signals, they set out on an increasingly dangerous hunt across Europe, Egypt and America to find the secret of the signals.