Cleopatra's Needle is the popular name (!) for each of two Ancient Egyptian obelisks formerly in Alexandria and re-erected in London and in Central Park, New York City during the nineteenth century.
London's Needle being erected, August 1878.
Cleopatras Needle from the River Thames, London
Close up of Cleopatra's Needle (London)
One of two sphinxes at the base of Cleopatra's Needle (London). The scars on the pedestal were from fragments of a bomb dropped close to this spot, during a World War I air raid.
The Central Park obelisk as it stood in Alexandria, published 1884.
Cleopatra's Needle, Central Park, New York