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- Guest – “I think if you put it anywhere else it may get dwarfed by a nearby bulding, as its not actually that all, if you take the time to look at it. From its location on the embankment at least you can get a nice view of it from across the river. Although I agree it would be nice if it was moved away from the busy traffic”
- princerogers – “You cant even make out most of the inscription on it anymore because of all the pollution coming from the cars, you can see that its being eaten away. Pretty soon it will be completely smooth and there wont be any words on it at all”
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> Craig’s review of Cleopatras Needle – “What's the oldest thing in London?
No, it's not Prince Philip. It's actually this big block of rock on Victoria Embankment: Cleopatra's Needle.
This monument is even older than London itself -- literally. When the Romans built their first bridge across the Thames in 50 AD this block of stone had already been standing outside an Egyptian temple for 1,500 years. And i… continued”