Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Washington's Monument and the Fasciationg History of the Obelisk

Author: John Steele Gordon
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Review by: Mandy Apgar

About 40% of this is on the Washington Monument. Properly it is a history of obelisks as monuments themselves and quite a dull ones at that. The parts on Washington are alright - the inspiration behind the monument, the insane costs behind fixing it (the repairs for the last earthquake alone, sheesh) and of course how it was put there to begin with. Other obelisks include Cleopatra's needle (with parts on how it was installed and passages time and again on her death, just in case you missed it the first time), other Egyptian ones, the obelisk in art and film, etc.

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