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Monument
Location type: Monument
Number of texts: 2
4 stars
Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

The top of the obelisk on Place de la Concorde was already stolen in the 6th century BC.  In 1998 the French government instaled of a new needle. This needle is 3.5 meters high and is made of a steel alloy of bronze and gold on top.

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Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

The obelisk, a red granite column, rises 23 metres (75 ft) high, including the base, and weighs over 250 metric tons (280 short tons).

Linked themes: Geology

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