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The original Egyptian Obelisks of Ancient Rome tour was created in 2008 when the owner of Eternal Tours Rome lived between San Giovanni and Celio. The tour per se spans the rich history of ancient Rome and the wider Roman Empire. What we see today is actually the architectural vision of Pope Sixtus V.
Point to point movement across the historic centre of Rome is our modus operandi, just as Pope Sixtus V's town planning initiative intended when he relocated the tallest obelisks in front of basilicas.
All of the obelisks were christianized with new emblems and inscriptions in the mid-to-late sixteenth century. The eight obelisks imported from Egypt are the oldest monuments in Rome, what can we learn from them?
Every obelisk has a tale to tell and learning about each one is a great way to understand a great deal about the history of Rome. We visit the most beautiful places in our city, some on the main track, others off the beaten path. Historic squares, secluded parks and monumental fountains help us interpret the past so that we may understand the present.
Priority entrance to the Vatican Museums is included, as the Gregorian Egyptian Museum can be found therein. We cannot include the Obelisk of Axum as it was damaged by a bolt of lightning in 2002 and has since been returned to Ethiopia. You will, however, stand beneath thirteen ancient Roman and Egyptian obelisks.
Egyptian Obelisks of Ancient Rome is led by an archaeo-historian guide who will explain what all the hieroglyphics mean, while keeping you refreshed and well hydrated.
This is the original dedicated Egyptian obelisks of Rome tour and a chance to experience Rome from a most unusual perspective!
Rated 4.7 / 5 by Marisia P on August 24th, 2021 It was an amazing experience, a complete tour of Rome on a very hot day. Everything was covered by our guide Luciana from every era. We did stop to cool off beside a fountain or with a gelato on several occasions in the afternoon. After the tour, we used the Vatican museum tickets to cool off and the end of our day was spent in the Sistine Chapel - not Egyptian at all but we wanted to see it! Probably the best thing about our 10 days in Rome. The tours we booked with other agencies were not as interesting as this one.
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