What is an Obelisk

Monumental Standing Inscribed Sculpted Stones   An obelisk (from Greek ὀβελίσκος – obeliskos, diminutive of ὀβελός – obelos, “spit, nail, pointed pillar”) is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top. Like Egyptian pyramids, whose shape is thought to be representative of the descending rays of the sun, an obelisk is said to resemble…

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