Cleopatra's Needle in London

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Cleopatra's Needle originated in the ancient [[Egypt]]ian city of [[Cairo/Heliopolis|Heliopolis]], in the Temple of Atum, but the Romans moved it to [[Alexandria]] in 12 BC. In 1819, viceroy Mehemet Ali presented Cleopatra's Needle to the British, commemorating military victories in Egypt, but it remained in Alexandria until 1877 when transportation was arranged to bring it to London. On the voyage, the ship capsized in a storm, killing six crewmembers. Cleopatra's Needle was thought to be lo
Address: Victoria Embankment, along the Thames
Directions: tube: Embankment