“You have come to see me at the Place de la Concorde”, says the obelisk to a tourist.
“Oh yeah, I have come from far”, says the tourist.
“Not further from my home, I came from Egypt on a 1 year long ship journey over 180 years ago. Betcha!!”
The Luxor Obelisk is over 3,000 years old and was originally situated outside of Luxor Temple, where its twin remains to this day. It first arrived in Paris on December 21, 1833, having been shipped from Luxor via Alexandria and Cherbourg. It was moved to its present location three years later.