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The Emperors' Needles

Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Susan Sorek

Liverpool University Press

  • A general guide to the Egyptian obelisks around the world – in Italy, Egypt, England, France, the USA and Israel
  • This book is the first major work to link the two great civilizations of Egypt and Rome via their standing monuments
  • Sorek presents new research into the rationale behind the removal of obelisks to Rome by the ancient emperors
  • This accessible yet comprehensive volume will meet the needs of both an academic audience and the non-academic traveller or enthusiast of Egyptian and Roman cultures