4.28.17 Esquiline Obelisk Sta. Maria Maggiorea

The Esquiline obelisk formed a pair with the obelisk now in the Piazza del Quirinale. Together they stood outside the Mausoleum of Augustus. It was found there in 1519 in four pieces and was set up in front of the basilica of Sta. Maria Maggiore in 1587.

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