Carlitos Lunghi Site
Like the Esquiline obelisk, of which
it is twin, was discovered in the 16
century in the ruins of the Mausoleo of Augusto, behing of the church of
The obelisk of the Quirinal or Montecavallo of 14.64 meters and 43 tons,
was unearthed by Pope Sixto V in 1587, who jointly place it with the
obelisk Esquiline, until in 1789, 200 years after Pope Pio VI, moved it
in front of the presidential palace in the square of Quirinale.Flanked by
two enormous roman statues of Castor and Polux,twin children of Jupiter
(Dioscuri) and horses coming from the Spas of Constantin.
Old view to the obelisk of Quirinal - Rome, Italy.
Actuals views to the obelisk of Quirinal - Rome, Italy.
The History of the Egyptian Obelisk