Photographer's Note

Roma is the city in the world with the higher number of Obeliks.
In the city centre there are 18 Obelisks,(12 Egyptian Obelisks).
Today the Obelisks are 17, cause the 24 my high Obelisk of Axum carved in or around the 4th century AD it is in transit to return to Axum.

This is the Obelisk Macuteo, and took the name from the original square where was erected in the XVII° Century.
At the beginning of the XVIII° Century the Pope Clemente XI changed the location of the Obelisk, and it was transfered in the Piazza della Rotonda, exaclty in front of the Pantheon.
The Macuteo is one of the smallest obelisk of Roma with only 6.34 mt. and was built during the reign of Ramses II (1279-1213 b.C.).
The Macuteo is the twin of the most famous Obelisco della Minerva (Pharone Apries VI secolo a.C.), that it's 2 meters higher.
Both were transfered in Roma during the reign of Domiziano (51 - 96 AD) and located in the Temple of Iside and Serapide in the Minervo Hill, where today there is the Palazzo del Seminario (used by Italian Governement)

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