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Cleopatra Needle – donated by Egyptian ruler

Cleopatra Needle is more than 2,000 years old and it is located on the Thames Embankment close to the Embankment underground station. It was donated by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali in 1819 to commemorate the victory of the Battle of the Nile and the Battle of Alexandria, both related with French Revolutionary Wars. It arrived in Britain very late in 1877.

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This is one of three ancient-Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, New York and Paris.

Nearest Tube: Embankment (Circle Line; District Line; Northern Line, Bakerloo Line)
Address for this landmarks: Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London
Website: Visit Cleopatra’s Needle

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