Obelisk in Alexandria

Obelisk in Alexandria in 1681Obelisk in Alexandria in 17th century
Copied from Dr. Jan Willem Drijvers' site

Dr. Jan Willem Drijvers is a lecturer at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

According to Dr. Drijvers, this sketch was drawn by a Dutch traveller and painter called Cornelis de Bruijn, in 1681, when he visited Alexandria.
Dr. Drijvers copied from "Reizen van Cornelis de Bruyn, door de Vermaardste Deelen van Klein Asia...." which was published in 1698.

Obelisk in Alexandria in 1860Obelisk in Alexandria in 1860. It is carried out for New York 20 years later (1880).
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Obelisk is being loaded into the S.S. DessougObelisk is being loaded into the S.S. Dessoug through the hole at starboard side.
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The obelisk in New York is called "Cleopatra's Needle". See the below site for the detailed story.
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