The Obelisk, aka Cleopatra’s Needle, is a historical curiosity – it is the oldest man-made object in Central Park, and the oldest outdoor monument in New York City. It is as old as it is big – measuring 69 feet high, 220 tons, and being at least 3,000 years old.
The Obelisk was erected in 1450 BCE to commemorate Pharaoh Thutmose III's third decade on
the throne. After more than 1,500 years it was moved to Alexandria due to the war with the
Persians, repaired and placed in front of Cleopatra’s Caesarium by Roman Emperor Caesar