Lots and lots of obelisks in Rome - this one is very near the Pantheon . Fairly small but interesting due to the elephant
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The Roman emperor's had a fascination with Egypt and the conquering of this country and the most sought after war trophy to be had was an obelisk and the obelisk in Piazza Della Minerva is one of the most beautiful. This obelisk has the wonderful...More
Rome is full of Obelisks, and although I haven't seen them all, this one was not in my top 10 and to be honest, I think Minerva's obelisk needed some cleaning, plus the area around the Piazza was quite dirty. The Municipio workers need to...More
So, you are on your way to the Pantheon & turn a corner to find this beautiful elephant with an obelisk on top. Then you over hear a couple talking about the origins & this made me smile. Apparently, the sculptor's rival lived in this...More
One cannot help but smile from this whimsical lovely elephant, designed by Bernini. The obelisk and the elephant are located in the middle of the square, next to the church, near the Pantheon.
Obelisco della Minerva is a lovely centerpiece in Piazza della Minerva. The obelisk is 5.47 metres high, including the base it stands 12.69 metres. The pink granite obelisk from Sais, Egypt, is dedicated to Neith and Atum and was made for Pharaoh Apries in the...More
It will not take you more than just a couple minutes to check out this statue. There are lots of obelisks to see in Rome, but I thought this was one of the coolest we saw.
There are obelisks all over Rome and one might walk past them but this one is worth noting. It's in the Minerva Square in front of the Grande Minerva Hotel. There are also Bernini sculptures all over Rome but this beautifully carved elephant sculptural base...More
Out of all the piazza's in Rome, this small piazza near the Pantheon has my favorite statue. Bernini's statue of an elephant with an obelisk besides admiring the statue there's not really anything else to do here.