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Oblisque de Louxor
En 1831, le vice-roi d'gypte, Mhmet Ali, offre la France les deux oblisques qui marquent alors l'entre du palais de Ramss II Thbes (Louxor). Le premier d'entre eux est transport Paris en 1833, et c'est Louis-Philippe Ier qui dcide de l'riger sur la place de la Concorde. L'opration est ralise le 25 octobre 1836.
L'autre oblisque ne sera jamais dmnag et est toujours visible Louxor.
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Obelisk of Louxor
In 1831, the viceroy of Egypt, Mehemet Ali, offers to France the two obelisks which then mark the entry of the Ramss II palate in Louxor. The first of them is transported to Paris in 1833, and Louis-Philippe Ier decides to set it up on the Concorde square. The operation is carried out on October 25, 1836. The other obelisk will not be never moved and is always visible in Louxor.

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Additional Photos by JeanPierre Fayeulle (fayeulle) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1948 W: 613 N: 6621] (27827)
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