Sallustiano Obelisk, Rome

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Wanda Marcussen
by Mstyslav Chernov
published on 16 February 2020
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The Sallustiano Obelisk in front of the Church of Trinità dei Monti at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome. The obelisk is ancient but not a Pharaonic obelisk. It was constructed during the reign of Emperor Aurelian (r. 270 - 275 CE) and placed in the Gardens of Sallust. It was erected at its current location in 1789 CE.

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