obelisk : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
  • n  a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

  • And now the colossus of Ptolemy II, along with other underwater finds including a bust of a Ptolemaic queen represented as Isis and an obelisk from the time of Seti I, King of .
  • Upon arrival, he was awestruck by the monolith that rose from my living-room floor like the obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • At the end of the row, under an obelisk, lies George Armstrong Custer.
News & Articles

  • Newport cell tower delayed after complaints
    NEWPORT BEACH - Mobilitie, a local telecommunications company, will have to wait six weeks to find out if it can erect a 55-foot, obelisk-shaped cell tower off Newport Coast Drive.
    June 12, 2013 - Orange County Register
  • $15M repairs on damaged Washington Monument begin
    Work to repair the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument, the towering tribute to America's first president, has begun.The 555-foot obelisk is the world’s tallest stone masonry structure and offers breathtaking views of the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol and other iconic structures on the National Mall. But the Washington Monument has been closed since a magnitude-5.8 earthquake rattled the ...
    June 11, 2013 - MSNBC
  • Repairs begin on quake-damaged Washington Monument
    Work to repair the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument, the towering tribute to America's first president, has begun.The 555-foot obelisk is the world’s tallest stone masonry structure and offers breathtaking views of the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol and other iconic structures on the National Mall. But the Washington Monument has been closed since a magnitude-5.8 earthquake rattled the ...
    June 11, 2013 - MSNBC
Quotes

  • Zahi Hawass in Discovery News
    This obelisk is a symbol of worshiping the sun god Re,said Hawass, adding that during the Old Kingdom, a period also known as the age of pyramids, the Egyptians used to erect small obelisks in front of their tombs.
  • Girma Wolde-Giorgis in AFP
    Ethiopian President Girma Woldegiorgis said "the return of the obelisk heals the wounds suffered during the past."
  • Meles Zenawi in IRINnews.org
    I am very happy and relieved that at last the obelisk is back,said Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who was on the runway tarmac at Axum to receive the granite monument that once represented one of the most powerful kingdoms on earth.

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