Adorned with hieroglyphics
The Obelisk of Luxor is on Place de la Concorde and was brought from Egypt in 1834. This 3200 year old monument has colossal proportions: 23 meters high and weighs 230 tons. What caught our attention were the hieroglyphics that adorn the four sides and the top in gold and bronze. Place de la Concorde is a fine location but its original location at the entrance of the Temple of Luxor is the proper one.