|Bust of Cleopatra|
One of these shortcomings – vanity – was perhaps the reason why an obelisk that was built and inscribed by two other pharoahs hundreds of years before her time is now associated mainly with Cleopatra’s name. Her politically-fueled passions were also partly responsible for this association. During the Roman era, the obelisk that had originally stood in the ancient Egyptian holy city of Heliopolis was moved to the temple that Cleopatra had built in honor of – you guessed it – Marc Antony.
The name Horus appears a number of times as part of the hieroglyphic inscriptions upon Central Park’s
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