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obelisk Sentence Examples

  • Neuserre of the Vth Dynasty appears to have been in the shape of a stumpy obelisk on a vast scale, only the base now remains, but hieroglyphic pictures, indicate this form.

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  • Beyond the railway station stands the obelisk to the memory of Ewen Maclachlan (1775-1822), the Gaelic poet, who was born in the parish.

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  • Mead, and consists of a granite obelisk 121 ft.

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  • Mead, and consists of a granite obelisk 121 ft.

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  • Jenn gazed at the obelisk that rose into the sky.

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  • Jenn gazed at the obelisk that rose into the sky.

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  • B c.) and Harmhab (14th cent.) in Egypt, the " Black Obelisk " of the Assyrian king Shalmaneser II.;91h cent.) or his famous gates at Balawat (ed.

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  • OBELISK (Gr.

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  • A small dirt hole was in front of the obelisk where she'd dug up the necklace.

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  • A small dirt hole was in front of the obelisk where she'd dug up the necklace.

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  • Touch the obelisk, Yully said into her thoughts.

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  • The souls of his forefathers inhabited the obelisk, making it hum with immense power.

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  • stands an obelisk commemorating the battle fought here on the 25th of April 1707, in which the French under the duke of Berwick, a natural son of James II.

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  • She sat in front of the obelisk, staring at all that remained of her family history.

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  • Like … I went to my family's obelisk in the immortal world.

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  • She'd never look upon the obelisk or her immortal home again.

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  • Each obelisk listed the members of an immortal household and their offspring.

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  • Each obelisk listed the members of an immortal household and their offspring.

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  • The largest obelisk known is that in the piazza of St John Lateran at Rome;.

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  • "I saw the name on the obelisk in the immortal world when I returned your family's marker," Darian said.

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  • and the elector Maximilian I., the obelisk erected to the 30,000 Bavarians who perished in Napoleon's expedition to Moscow, the Wittelsbach fountain (1895), the monument commemorative of the peace of 1871, and the marble statue of Justus Liebig, the chemist, set up in 1883.

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  • The obelisk was twenty feet away.

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  • At Stangabro (Stanga Bridge), close by, an obelisk (1898) commemorates the battle of Stangabro (1598), when Duke Charles (Protestant) defeated the Roman Catholic Sigismund.

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  • The fall of many of the monuments, according to Bent, was caused by the washing away of the foundations by the stream called Mai Shum, and indeed the native tradition states that " Gudert, queen of the Amhara," when she visited Axum, destroyed the chief obelisk in this way by digging a trench from the river to its foundation.

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  • A marble obelisk marks the spot where the 21st Lancers made a charge.

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  • The earliest temple obelisk still in position is that of Senwosri I.

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  • In front of the bestpreserved obelisk is a raised altar with holes sunk in it apparently to receive the blood of the sacrifice to the ancestors.

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  • An obelisk of Shalmaneser II.

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  • She trotted away from him up the beach towards the marble obelisk that rose out of the orchard.

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  • She touched the obelisk again.

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  • Darian approached the obelisk and wrapped his arms around it.

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  • Sprawled on the ground, Jenn stared at the pillar of roaring magic that replaced the obelisk, as if a cork had been loosened from the core of the immortal world.

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  • Here also are a tablet marking the location of the old fort (1621), which was also used as a place of worship, a tablet showing the site of the watch-tower built in 1643, and a marble obelisk erected in 1825 in memory of Governor William Bradford.

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  • In September 1904 Lord Roberts unveiled at Mafeking an obelisk bearing the names of those who fell in defence of the town.

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  • Around the foot of the obelisk (besides an heroic statue of Lincoln) are four groups of figures in bronze, symbolizing the army and navy of the United States.

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  • The typical Egyptian obelisk is an upright monolith of nearly square section, generally to diameters in height, the sides slightly convex, tapering upwards very gradually and evenly, and terminated by a pyramidion whose faces are inclined at an angle of 60°.

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  • northeast of Trieste is the village of Opcina, which possesses an obelisk 1146 ft.

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  • Sprawled on the ground, Jenn stared at the pillar of roaring magic that replaced the obelisk, as if a cork had been loosened from the core of the immortal world.

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  • He'd altered their course to take them to the beach, where the obelisk was.

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  • He'd altered their course to take them to the beach, where the obelisk was.

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  • Of the more recent erections in the town, mention may be made of the granite obelisk in memory of General Sir 'Thomas Picton (1758-1815) and the bronze statue of General Sir William Nott (1784-1846).

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  • The origin of the obelisk may be sought in sacred upright stones set up in honour of gods and dead, like the menhirs, and the Semitic Massebahs and bethels.

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  • A granite obelisk commemorates the battle, but the religious meetings that used to take place on the anniversary are no longer held.

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  • Near the town, round a point marked by an obelisk, was fought in 1471 the decisive battle between the houses of York and Lancaster, in which the earl of Warwick fell and the Lancastrians were totally defeated.

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  • The ruins on the hill, however, are those of a later edifice and are surmounted by a granite obelisk, 65 ft.

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  • There are also a theatre, in which, besides the famous Venus of Arles, discovered in 1651, many other remains have been found; an ancient obelisk of a single block, 47 ft.

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  • PYRAMIDION (diminutive of "pyramid"), an architectural term for the copper-gilt casing covering the apex of an obelisk, and generally extended to its upper termination of pyramidical form.

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  • There are monuments to the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (born here in 1729), to the poet Wilhelm Muller, father of Professor Max Muller, also a native of the place, to the emperor William I., and an obelisk commemorating the war of 1870-71.

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  • To the three named should be added the Calton burying-ground, with its Roman tomb of David Hume, and the obelisk raised in 1844 to the memory of Maurice Margarot, Thomas Muir (1765-1798), Thomas Fyshe Palmer (1747-1802), William Skirving and Joseph Gerrald (1765-1796), the political martyrs transported towards the end of the 18th century for advocating parliamentary reform.

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  • obelisk of Hatshepsut at Karnak, 97 ft.

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  • There was another form of obelisk, also tapering, but more squat than the usual type, with two of the sides narrow and terminating in a rounded top. One such of Senwosri I., covered with sculpture and inscriptions, lies at Ebgig in the Fayum.

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  • Here were found the famous black obelisk of Shalmaneser, now in the British Museum, in the inscription on which the tribute of Jehu, son of Omri, is mentioned, the great winged bulls, and also a fine series of slabs representing the battles and sieges of Tiglath-pileser; (c) the South-West palace, in the S.W.

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  • Charles darted to the other side of the obelisk to protect Yully.

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  • The back of the obelisk is plain, but the front and sides are subdivided into storeys by a series of bands and plates, each storey having panels sunk into it which seem to represent windows with mullions and transom.

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  • A single marble obelisk marked the bloodline and legacy of a once powerful clan.

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  • In consequence of the breaking away of the lower part of "Cleopatra's Needles" when removed to Alexandria and re-erected, the Roman engineers supported the angles on bronze crabs, one of which with three reproductions now supports the angles of the obelisk on the Thames Embankment.

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  • Her hands grew clammy as she circled the wide base of the obelisk to see the names on the other side.

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  • Her hands grew clammy as she circled the wide base of the obelisk to see the names on the other side.

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  • A traitor, she'd no longer be recorded on any obelisk in the immortal world, even her own family's, especially the way Damian killed her.

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  • Near Scalasaig a granite obelisk has been erected to the memory of Sir Duncan M`Neill (1794-1874), a distinguished Scottish lawyer, who took the title of Lord Colonsay when he became a lord of appeal.

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  • They passed the obelisk marked with the White God's lineage.

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  • Darian lowered himself to the ground and sat, draping his elbows loosely over his knees as he gazed at the obelisk.

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  • The magic of the immortal world would continue to record their children and grandchildren on the obelisk.

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  • He roused himself and trotted down the hill, towards the obelisk.

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  • In his time as White God, the obelisk had been the source and seat of power for the White Gods in the immortal world.

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  • He knelt and then hunched to see the names at the very bottom of the small obelisk.

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  • Her name was written on the obelisk.

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  • I took back the marker of my family and buried it at their obelisk.

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  • Both of you, go to the obelisk.

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  • He felt nothing, except concern for those fighting guardsmen at the obelisk.

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  • He started away from her towards the obelisk.

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  • She ran hard, spotting Yully and Charles fighting back-to-back at the base of the obelisk.

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  • Yully's hair blazed like a fire, her skin as pale as the obelisk.

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  • "Jenn," Yully whispered from the edge of the obelisk.

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  • She eased back a step, closer to the obelisk.

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  • It glanced off the obelisk.

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  • From the corner of her eye, she saw the first of another group of guardsmen rushing the obelisk.

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  • Jenn rolled and slammed into the obelisk.

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  • Darian snatched Jenn's hand and pulled her around to the other side of the obelisk.

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  • The air grew more charged, humming with magic from god and obelisk.

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  • The guardsmen stared past her, and Jenn turned at last, horrified to see the obelisk teetering.

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  • Yully's hands were on Darian's back, and magic flowed from the world around them, through her, combining with his power before he shoved it into the obelisk.

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  • The trail entered another dark thatch of forest, and she arrived soon at the agreed upon meeting place, a meadow marked with a single obelisk.

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  • In 1208 he destroyed the ancestral castle of Wittelsbach, the site of which is now marked by a church and an obelisk.

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  • with Sobieski in 1683, after the liberation of Vienna, is commemorated by an obelisk.

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  • In ascending the river a stranger's eye is first caught by the numerous huge ice-houses with high thatched roofs and by a tall white tower - the T'ien-feng-t'a or Ning-po pagoda or obelisk - which rises to a height of 160 ft.

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  • The Swedish reformers of the 16th century, Olaus and Laurentius Petri, are commemorated by an obelisk.

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  • An obelisk, 57 ft.

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  • The territory of Damascus was devastated, and Jehu of Samaria (whose ambassadors are represented on the Black Obelisk now in the British Museum) sent tribute along with the Phoenician cities.

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  • Shalmaneser died soon afterwards in 823 B.C. He had built a palace at Calah, and the annals of his reign are engraved on an obelisk of black marble which he erected there.

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  • Near it an obelisk commemorates the departure of George IV.

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  • The principal places of interest on the banks of the Earn are Dunira, the favourite seat of Henry Dundas, ist Viscount Melville, who took the title of his barony from the estate and to whose memory .an obelisk was raised on the adjoining hill of Dunmore; the village of Comrie; the town of Crieff; the ruined castle of Innerpeffray, founded in 1610 by the ist Lord Maderty, close to which is the library founded in 1691 by the 3rd Lord Maderty, containing some rare black-letter books and the Bible that belonged to the marquess of Montrose; Gascon Hall, now in ruins, but with traditions reaching back to the days of Wallace; Dupplin Castle, a fine Tudor mansion, seat of the earl of Kinnoull, who derives from it the title of his viscounty; Aberdalgie, Forgandenny and Bridge of Earn, a health resort situated amidst picturesque surroundings.

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  • A granite obelisk 50 ft.

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  • 263), or on the Constantinople obelisk simply "the Great Bend of .Naharin" (loc. cit.

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  • Colonel James Gardiner was mortally wounded after an heroic stand, and an obelisk in the grounds of his house at Bankton, close to the battlefield, commemorates his valour, while the ballad of Adam Skirving (1719-1803), "Hey, Johnnie Cope!"

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  • The Assyrian king's sculpture, depicting the embassy and its gifts, is the so-called "black obelisk" now in the British Museum (Nimroud Central Gallery, No.

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  • Under this hall is a chamber, which, as an inscription on its walls shows, served as a treasury in the 2nd century B.C. In front of this temple an obelisk was erected in the reign of Claudius, fragments of which still exist.

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  • of Mataria are the scanty remains of the ancient city of On or Heliopolis, The chief monument is an obelisk, about 66 ft.

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  • The most conspicuous feature was a huge obelisk on a broad superstructure 11: the obelisk always remained closely connected with the solar worship, and probably took the place of the innermost shrine and statue of other temples.

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  • In the XIIth Dynasty there is the celebrated red granite obelisk of Heliopolis, one of a pair erected by Senwosri (Senusert) I.

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  • Another large obelisk of red granite, 41 ft.

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  • The great temple of Karnak had existed since the XIth Dynasty or earlier, but the existing structure was begun under Tethmosis (Tahutmes) I., and two of the great pylons and one obelisk of his remain in place.

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  • One obelisk being overthrown and broken we can examine the minute treatment of the upper part, which was nearly a hundred feet from the ground.

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  • Of his work at Heliopolis there remain the obelisks of London and New York; and from Elephantine is the obelisk at Sion House.

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  • The obelisk of Heliopolis is amongst his best-known monuments, and the damming of the Lake of Moeris (q.v.) must have been in progress in his reign.

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  • On the esplanade stands an obelisk to Henry Bell, the pioneer of steam navigation, who died at Helensburgh in 1830.

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  • "The son of Harpagus" on the obelisk of Xanthus boasts of having sacked numerous cities in alliance with the Athenian goddess.

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  • At Annonay there is an obelisk in honour of the brothers Montgolfier, inventors of the balloon, who were natives of the place.

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  • In the first of these, which consists of one principal ridge with several lateral spurs, overlooking Port Louis, are the singular peak of the Pouce (2650 ft.), so called from its supposed resemblance to the human thumb; and the still loftier Pieter Botte (2685 ft.), a tall obelisk of bare rock, crowned with a globular mass of stone.

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  • Along the road are still to be seen vestiges of cities and inscribed monuments, such as the Himyaritic inscriptions on the high plateau of Kohait, the six obelisks with a Saban inscription at Toconda, and an obelisk with an inscription at Amba Sait.

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  • Erected for the exposition of 1889, the Eiffel Tower, in the Champ de Mars, Paris, is by far the highest artificial structure in the world, and its height of 300 metres (984 ft.) surpasses that of the obelisk at Washington by 42 9 ft., and that of St Paul's cathedral by 580 ft.

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  • It is a plain obelisk of white Maryland marble, 55 ft.

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  • The obelisk was designed by Robert Mills, whose original plan included a "Pantheon" 100 ft.

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  • A granite obelisk, erected in 1837, when Emerson wrote his ode on the battle, marks the spot where the first British soldiers fell; while across the stream a fine bronze Minute-Man " (1875) by D.

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  • Haugesund is the reputed death-place of Harald Haarfager, to whom an obelisk of red granite was erected in 1872 on the thousandth anniversary of his victory at the Hafsfjord (near Stavanger) whereby he won the sovereignty of Norway.

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  • Wycliffe is further commemorated by a modern obelisk in the town..

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  • A commemorative obelisk was erected on the Maes by N.

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  • Here may also be mentioned the obelisk of Peterhead granite, 70 ft.

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  • S.E., where an obelisk (1863) commemorates the effort made to preserve the Danish language in Schleswig.

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  • In the centre of the Rondelplatz is an obelisk in honour of the grand duke Karl Wilhelm.

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  • Though on the Swiss side it appears to be an isolated obelisk, it is really but the butt end of a ridge, while the Swiss slope is not nearly as steep or difficult as the grand terraced walls of the Italian slope.

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  • Three monuments remain to mark the line of the Spina, around which the chariots whirled; an Egyptian obelisk of Thothmes III., on a pedestal covered with bas-reliefs representing Theodosius I., the empress Galla, and his sons Arcadius and Honorius, presiding at scenes in the Hippodrome; the triple serpent column, which stood originally at Delphi, to commemorate the victory of Plataea 479 B.C.; a lofty pile of masonry, built in the form of an obelisk, and once covered with plates of gilded bronze.

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  • There are also many memorials of the battle of Leipzig, including an obelisk on the Randstadter-Steinweg, on the site of the bridge which was prematurely blown up, when Prince Poniatowski was drowned; a monument of cannon balls collected after the battle; a "relief" to Major Friccius, who stormed the outer Grimma gate; while on the battle plain itself and close to "Napoleonstein," which commemorates Napoleon's position on the last day of the battle, a gigantic obelisk surrounded by a garden has been planned for dedication on the hundredth anniversary of the battle (October 19, 1913).

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  • With one or two exceptions, " the first (semi-anthropomorphic) figures of gods known in the civilized parts of Egypt are on the granite obelisk of Bezig in the Fayyum, erected by Usertesen I.

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  • There are two ancient burying-grounds; the oldest, on Park Street, dates from about 1642 and contains the graves of ancestors of four presidents - Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Franklin Pierce and Garfield - and a granite obelisk to the memory of Loammi Baldwin (1744-1807).

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  • On the south of the harbour is an obelisk in memory of Captain Skinner, of the steam packets, washed overboard in 1833.

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  • The spot is marked with an obelisk.

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  • They passed the obelisk marked with the White God's lineage.

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  • She sat in front of the obelisk, staring at all that remained of her family history.

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  • Like … I went to my family's obelisk in the immortal world.

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  • A single marble obelisk marked the bloodline and legacy of a once powerful clan.

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  • She'd never look upon the obelisk or her immortal home again.

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  • A traitor, she'd no longer be recorded on any obelisk in the immortal world, even her own family's, especially the way Damian killed her.

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  • Darian lowered himself to the ground and sat, draping his elbows loosely over his knees as he gazed at the obelisk.

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  • The magic of the immortal world would continue to record their children and grandchildren on the obelisk.

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  • He roused himself and trotted down the hill, towards the obelisk.

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  • The souls of his forefathers inhabited the obelisk, making it hum with immense power.

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  • In his time as White God, the obelisk had been the source and seat of power for the White Gods in the immortal world.

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  • When they were written on the obelisk, it was meant to happen.

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  • He knelt and then hunched to see the names at the very bottom of the small obelisk.

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  • Her name was written on the obelisk.

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  • "I saw the name on the obelisk in the immortal world when I returned your family's marker," Darian said.

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  • I took back the marker of my family and buried it at their obelisk.

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  • Both of you, go to the obelisk.

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  • He felt nothing, except concern for those fighting guardsmen at the obelisk.

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  • He started away from her towards the obelisk.

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  • Darian jogged towards the obelisk and followed its tall form into the clouds with his eyes.

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  • She trotted away from him up the beach towards the marble obelisk that rose out of the orchard.

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  • She ran hard, spotting Yully and Charles fighting back-to-back at the base of the obelisk.

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  • Yully's hair blazed like a fire, her skin as pale as the obelisk.

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  • "Jenn," Yully whispered from the edge of the obelisk.

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  • Touch the obelisk, Yully said into her thoughts.

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  • She eased back a step, closer to the obelisk.

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  • It glanced off the obelisk.

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  • The obelisk was twenty feet away.

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  • From the corner of her eye, she saw the first of another group of guardsmen rushing the obelisk.

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  • Jenn rolled and slammed into the obelisk.

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  • She touched the obelisk again.

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  • Darian snatched Jenn's hand and pulled her around to the other side of the obelisk.

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  • Darian approached the obelisk and wrapped his arms around it.

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  • The air grew more charged, humming with magic from god and obelisk.

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  • Charles darted to the other side of the obelisk to protect Yully.

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  • The obelisk groaned, and the hum in the air became a whine almost too loud to bear.

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  • The guardsmen stared past her, and Jenn turned at last, horrified to see the obelisk teetering.

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  • Yully's hands were on Darian's back, and magic flowed from the world around them, through her, combining with his power before he shoved it into the obelisk.

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  • The obelisk tipped and then fell, tearing a hole in the ground that threw Darian and Yully into the shallows of the ocean.

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  • The trail entered another dark thatch of forest, and she arrived soon at the agreed upon meeting place, a meadow marked with a single obelisk.

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  • She urged her horse onward until she reached the short obelisk marking the road leading into Landis.

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  • gate piers similar with a stone obelisk on an urn base.

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  • There is also chance that the Obelisk was sited on an ancient henge or shrine.

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  • The spot where he, and many others, died so cruelly is today marked by a memorial obelisk.

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  • obelisk seen here?

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  • To make an 1.8m obelisk you will need... .

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  • Adjacent to the northern stone mark stands a cast iron obelisk in the Egyptian style.

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  • On stepped square plinth a pedestal in form of Roman funerary monument, surmounted by tapering obelisk, pointed at summit.

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  • obelisk raised in memory of Major General Robert Ross.

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  • The first century BC, Egyptian obelisk was brought to Rome from Heliopolis by emperor Caligula to adorn his circus.

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  • A tall, slim granite obelisk was put up.

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  • Perhaps midway out onto the plain is a black stone obelisk, a marker of some sort.

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  • On top of this mound, there will be a large obelisk from the quarry.. .

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  • Showing part of the ruins, with just an archway standing and a small obelisk behind.

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  • Start 25 meters up and right of The Bolt at a 4 meter high obelisk of clean rock.

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  • A 60 ft granite obelisk at the city center end of the Park is a memorial to Samuel Smith who died in 1906.

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  • There is a black marble obelisk, on which their names are engraved, standing near the site where they landed in Patagonia.

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  • The Future Monument is a five meters high lit glass obelisk surrounded by glass plaques.

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  • It is a four sided obelisk made from Portland stone with Bronze and enamel plaques on all four sides of the base.

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  • On stepped square plinth a pedestal in form of Roman funerary monument, surmounted by tapering obelisk, pointed at summit.

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  • A thread belay beneath the north-eastern side of the obelisk enables an abseil rope to be led through the saddle to seaward.

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  • thread belay beneath the north-eastern side of the obelisk enables an abseil rope to be led through the saddle to seaward.

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  • As I staggered across the valley to the campsite their torches still twinkled half way up the black obelisk.

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  • On the Castlebrow Hill, an artificial mound probably of pre-Norman origin, an obelisk was raised in 1788 in memory of the revolution of 1688.

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  • In 1208 he destroyed the ancestral castle of Wittelsbach, the site of which is now marked by a church and an obelisk.

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  • stands an obelisk commemorating the battle fought here on the 25th of April 1707, in which the French under the duke of Berwick, a natural son of James II.

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  • At Stangabro (Stanga Bridge), close by, an obelisk (1898) commemorates the battle of Stangabro (1598), when Duke Charles (Protestant) defeated the Roman Catholic Sigismund.

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  • Near the town, round a point marked by an obelisk, was fought in 1471 the decisive battle between the houses of York and Lancaster, in which the earl of Warwick fell and the Lancastrians were totally defeated.

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  • Here also are a tablet marking the location of the old fort (1621), which was also used as a place of worship, a tablet showing the site of the watch-tower built in 1643, and a marble obelisk erected in 1825 in memory of Governor William Bradford.

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  • The ruins on the hill, however, are those of a later edifice and are surmounted by a granite obelisk, 65 ft.

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  • The Assyrian inscription (the so-called " Black Obelisk " now in the British Museum), which records the submission of the petty kings, gives an interesting representation of the humble Israelite emissaries with their long fringed robes and strongly marked physiognomy (see Costume, fig.

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  • In September 1904 Lord Roberts unveiled at Mafeking an obelisk bearing the names of those who fell in defence of the town.

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  • There are also a theatre, in which, besides the famous Venus of Arles, discovered in 1651, many other remains have been found; an ancient obelisk of a single block, 47 ft.

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  • with Sobieski in 1683, after the liberation of Vienna, is commemorated by an obelisk.

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  • PYRAMIDION (diminutive of "pyramid"), an architectural term for the copper-gilt casing covering the apex of an obelisk, and generally extended to its upper termination of pyramidical form.

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  • Around the foot of the obelisk (besides an heroic statue of Lincoln) are four groups of figures in bronze, symbolizing the army and navy of the United States.

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  • There are monuments to the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (born here in 1729), to the poet Wilhelm Muller, father of Professor Max Muller, also a native of the place, to the emperor William I., and an obelisk commemorating the war of 1870-71.

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  • Of the more recent erections in the town, mention may be made of the granite obelisk in memory of General Sir 'Thomas Picton (1758-1815) and the bronze statue of General Sir William Nott (1784-1846).

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  • To the three named should be added the Calton burying-ground, with its Roman tomb of David Hume, and the obelisk raised in 1844 to the memory of Maurice Margarot, Thomas Muir (1765-1798), Thomas Fyshe Palmer (1747-1802), William Skirving and Joseph Gerrald (1765-1796), the political martyrs transported towards the end of the 18th century for advocating parliamentary reform.

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  • Beyond the railway station stands the obelisk to the memory of Ewen Maclachlan (1775-1822), the Gaelic poet, who was born in the parish.

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  • OBELISK (Gr.

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  • The typical Egyptian obelisk is an upright monolith of nearly square section, generally to diameters in height, the sides slightly convex, tapering upwards very gradually and evenly, and terminated by a pyramidion whose faces are inclined at an angle of 60°.

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  • The earliest temple obelisk still in position is that of Senwosri I.

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  • Neuserre of the Vth Dynasty appears to have been in the shape of a stumpy obelisk on a vast scale, only the base now remains, but hieroglyphic pictures, indicate this form.

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  • The largest obelisk known is that in the piazza of St John Lateran at Rome;.

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  • obelisk of Hatshepsut at Karnak, 97 ft.

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  • In consequence of the breaking away of the lower part of "Cleopatra's Needles" when removed to Alexandria and re-erected, the Roman engineers supported the angles on bronze crabs, one of which with three reproductions now supports the angles of the obelisk on the Thames Embankment.

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  • There was another form of obelisk, also tapering, but more squat than the usual type, with two of the sides narrow and terminating in a rounded top. One such of Senwosri I., covered with sculpture and inscriptions, lies at Ebgig in the Fayum.

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  • The origin of the obelisk may be sought in sacred upright stones set up in honour of gods and dead, like the menhirs, and the Semitic Massebahs and bethels.

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  • The back of the obelisk is plain, but the front and sides are subdivided into storeys by a series of bands and plates, each storey having panels sunk into it which seem to represent windows with mullions and transom.

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  • In front of the bestpreserved obelisk is a raised altar with holes sunk in it apparently to receive the blood of the sacrifice to the ancestors.

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  • B c.) and Harmhab (14th cent.) in Egypt, the " Black Obelisk " of the Assyrian king Shalmaneser II.;91h cent.) or his famous gates at Balawat (ed.

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  • A marble obelisk marks the spot where the 21st Lancers made a charge.

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  • Izgin; obelisk with long inscription in relief on all four faces, now in Constantinople.

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  • Near Scalasaig a granite obelisk has been erected to the memory of Sir Duncan M`Neill (1794-1874), a distinguished Scottish lawyer, who took the title of Lord Colonsay when he became a lord of appeal.

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  • and the elector Maximilian I., the obelisk erected to the 30,000 Bavarians who perished in Napoleon's expedition to Moscow, the Wittelsbach fountain (1895), the monument commemorative of the peace of 1871, and the marble statue of Justus Liebig, the chemist, set up in 1883.

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  • northeast of Trieste is the village of Opcina, which possesses an obelisk 1146 ft.

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  • The fall of many of the monuments, according to Bent, was caused by the washing away of the foundations by the stream called Mai Shum, and indeed the native tradition states that " Gudert, queen of the Amhara," when she visited Axum, destroyed the chief obelisk in this way by digging a trench from the river to its foundation.

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  • An obelisk of Shalmaneser II.

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  • A granite obelisk commemorates the battle, but the religious meetings that used to take place on the anniversary are no longer held.

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  • In ascending the river a stranger's eye is first caught by the numerous huge ice-houses with high thatched roofs and by a tall white tower - the T'ien-feng-t'a or Ning-po pagoda or obelisk - which rises to a height of 160 ft.

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  • The Swedish reformers of the 16th century, Olaus and Laurentius Petri, are commemorated by an obelisk.

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  • Here were found the famous black obelisk of Shalmaneser, now in the British Museum, in the inscription on which the tribute of Jehu, son of Omri, is mentioned, the great winged bulls, and also a fine series of slabs representing the battles and sieges of Tiglath-pileser; (c) the South-West palace, in the S.W.

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  • An obelisk, 57 ft.

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  • The territory of Damascus was devastated, and Jehu of Samaria (whose ambassadors are represented on the Black Obelisk now in the British Museum) sent tribute along with the Phoenician cities.

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  • Shalmaneser died soon afterwards in 823 B.C. He had built a palace at Calah, and the annals of his reign are engraved on an obelisk of black marble which he erected there.

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  • Near it an obelisk commemorates the departure of George IV.

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  • The principal places of interest on the banks of the Earn are Dunira, the favourite seat of Henry Dundas, ist Viscount Melville, who took the title of his barony from the estate and to whose memory .an obelisk was raised on the adjoining hill of Dunmore; the village of Comrie; the town of Crieff; the ruined castle of Innerpeffray, founded in 1610 by the ist Lord Maderty, close to which is the library founded in 1691 by the 3rd Lord Maderty, containing some rare black-letter books and the Bible that belonged to the marquess of Montrose; Gascon Hall, now in ruins, but with traditions reaching back to the days of Wallace; Dupplin Castle, a fine Tudor mansion, seat of the earl of Kinnoull, who derives from it the title of his viscounty; Aberdalgie, Forgandenny and Bridge of Earn, a health resort situated amidst picturesque surroundings.

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  • A granite obelisk 50 ft.

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  • 263), or on the Constantinople obelisk simply "the Great Bend of .Naharin" (loc. cit.

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  • Colonel James Gardiner was mortally wounded after an heroic stand, and an obelisk in the grounds of his house at Bankton, close to the battlefield, commemorates his valour, while the ballad of Adam Skirving (1719-1803), "Hey, Johnnie Cope!"

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  • The Assyrian king's sculpture, depicting the embassy and its gifts, is the so-called "black obelisk" now in the British Museum (Nimroud Central Gallery, No.

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  • Under this hall is a chamber, which, as an inscription on its walls shows, served as a treasury in the 2nd century B.C. In front of this temple an obelisk was erected in the reign of Claudius, fragments of which still exist.

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  • of Mataria are the scanty remains of the ancient city of On or Heliopolis, The chief monument is an obelisk, about 66 ft.

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  • The most conspicuous feature was a huge obelisk on a broad superstructure 11: the obelisk always remained closely connected with the solar worship, and probably took the place of the innermost shrine and statue of other temples.

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  • In the XIIth Dynasty there is the celebrated red granite obelisk of Heliopolis, one of a pair erected by Senwosri (Senusert) I.

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  • Another large obelisk of red granite, 41 ft.

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  • The great temple of Karnak had existed since the XIth Dynasty or earlier, but the existing structure was begun under Tethmosis (Tahutmes) I., and two of the great pylons and one obelisk of his remain in place.

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  • One obelisk being overthrown and broken we can examine the minute treatment of the upper part, which was nearly a hundred feet from the ground.

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  • Of his work at Heliopolis there remain the obelisks of London and New York; and from Elephantine is the obelisk at Sion House.

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  • The obelisk of Heliopolis is amongst his best-known monuments, and the damming of the Lake of Moeris (q.v.) must have been in progress in his reign.

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  • On the esplanade stands an obelisk to Henry Bell, the pioneer of steam navigation, who died at Helensburgh in 1830.

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  • "The son of Harpagus" on the obelisk of Xanthus boasts of having sacked numerous cities in alliance with the Athenian goddess.

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  • Most of the inscriptions are sepulchral; by far the longest and most important is that on an obelisk found at Xanthus, which is a historical document, the concluding part of it being in a peculiar dialect, supposed to be an older and poetical form of the language.

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  • At Annonay there is an obelisk in honour of the brothers Montgolfier, inventors of the balloon, who were natives of the place.

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  • In the first of these, which consists of one principal ridge with several lateral spurs, overlooking Port Louis, are the singular peak of the Pouce (2650 ft.), so called from its supposed resemblance to the human thumb; and the still loftier Pieter Botte (2685 ft.), a tall obelisk of bare rock, crowned with a globular mass of stone.

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  • Along the road are still to be seen vestiges of cities and inscribed monuments, such as the Himyaritic inscriptions on the high plateau of Kohait, the six obelisks with a Saban inscription at Toconda, and an obelisk with an inscription at Amba Sait.

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  • Erected for the exposition of 1889, the Eiffel Tower, in the Champ de Mars, Paris, is by far the highest artificial structure in the world, and its height of 300 metres (984 ft.) surpasses that of the obelisk at Washington by 42 9 ft., and that of St Paul's cathedral by 580 ft.

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  • It is a plain obelisk of white Maryland marble, 55 ft.

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  • The obelisk was designed by Robert Mills, whose original plan included a "Pantheon" 100 ft.

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  • A granite obelisk, erected in 1837, when Emerson wrote his ode on the battle, marks the spot where the first British soldiers fell; while across the stream a fine bronze Minute-Man " (1875) by D.

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  • Haugesund is the reputed death-place of Harald Haarfager, to whom an obelisk of red granite was erected in 1872 on the thousandth anniversary of his victory at the Hafsfjord (near Stavanger) whereby he won the sovereignty of Norway.

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  • Wycliffe is further commemorated by a modern obelisk in the town..

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  • A commemorative obelisk was erected on the Maes by N.

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  • Here may also be mentioned the obelisk of Peterhead granite, 70 ft.

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  • S.E., where an obelisk (1863) commemorates the effort made to preserve the Danish language in Schleswig.

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  • In the centre of the Rondelplatz is an obelisk in honour of the grand duke Karl Wilhelm.

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  • Though on the Swiss side it appears to be an isolated obelisk, it is really but the butt end of a ridge, while the Swiss slope is not nearly as steep or difficult as the grand terraced walls of the Italian slope.

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  • Three monuments remain to mark the line of the Spina, around which the chariots whirled; an Egyptian obelisk of Thothmes III., on a pedestal covered with bas-reliefs representing Theodosius I., the empress Galla, and his sons Arcadius and Honorius, presiding at scenes in the Hippodrome; the triple serpent column, which stood originally at Delphi, to commemorate the victory of Plataea 479 B.C.; a lofty pile of masonry, built in the form of an obelisk, and once covered with plates of gilded bronze.

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  • There are also many memorials of the battle of Leipzig, including an obelisk on the Randstadter-Steinweg, on the site of the bridge which was prematurely blown up, when Prince Poniatowski was drowned; a monument of cannon balls collected after the battle; a "relief" to Major Friccius, who stormed the outer Grimma gate; while on the battle plain itself and close to "Napoleonstein," which commemorates Napoleon's position on the last day of the battle, a gigantic obelisk surrounded by a garden has been planned for dedication on the hundredth anniversary of the battle (October 19, 1913).

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  • With one or two exceptions, " the first (semi-anthropomorphic) figures of gods known in the civilized parts of Egypt are on the granite obelisk of Bezig in the Fayyum, erected by Usertesen I.

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  • There are two ancient burying-grounds; the oldest, on Park Street, dates from about 1642 and contains the graves of ancestors of four presidents - Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Franklin Pierce and Garfield - and a granite obelisk to the memory of Loammi Baldwin (1744-1807).

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  • On the south of the harbour is an obelisk in memory of Captain Skinner, of the steam packets, washed overboard in 1833.

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  • The spot is marked with an obelisk.

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  • A thread belay beneath the north-eastern side of the obelisk enables an abseil rope to be led through the saddle to seaward.

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  • As I staggered across the valley to the campsite their torches still twinkled half way up the black obelisk.

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  • As you move your character from square to square, the fog is lifted to reveal a number of surprises, including villages of potential followers, new towns, the oasis, or the mysterious obelisk.

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