History and Background of the Obelisk

Obelisks have an interesting background and are involved in the history of the Free Masons, Egypt and the Roman Catholic Church to name the major ones. There are over 60 major obelisks around the world in some amazing places.

An obelisk  from Ancient 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 or pyramidion at the top. These were originally called “tekhenu” by the builders, the Ancient Egyptians. The Greeks who saw them used the Greek ‘obeliskos’ to describe them, and this word passed into Latin and then English. Ancient obelisks were often monolithic (that is, built with a single stone), whereas most modern obelisks are made of several stones and can have interior spaces.

There are three cities (city-states) across this planet that share striking similarities and play a crucial role in the global governmental system we have long been living under. The three city-states (along with the role they serve) is as follows:

City of London (Finance)

Washington DC (Military)

Vatican City (Religion)


The above video called “The Truth About Obelisks Around the World” covers a number of obelisks with interesting comments along the way. 

The Roman Emperors brought a good number to Rome, the city with the world’s record with 13 obelisks (12 in Rome and 1 in the Vatican City) and also to Constantinople. When the Roman Empire was in decline, one by one the obelisks began to fall, remaining buried until the Renaissance when there began to be interest in them again.

Vatican obelisk: Located in St.Peter’s Square, the Vatican obelisk was moved from Egypt to its current location in 1586. The circle at the base on the obelisk represents the female vagina and thus male/female duality. Also notice the lines extending from the circle, forming a Union Jack as seen on the British flag.

London obelisk (aka Cleopatra’s Needle): Located on the banks of the River Thames, this obelisk was transported to London and erected in 1878 under the reign of Queen Victoria. The obelisk originally stood in the Egyptian city of On, or Heliopolis (the City of the Sun). The Knights Templars’ land extended to this area of the Thames, where the Templars had their own docks. Either side of the obelisk is surrounded by a sphinx, also symbolism dating back to the ancient world

Washington Obelisk (aka Washington Monument): Standing at 555 feet, the Washington Monument is the tallest obelisk in the world and also the tallest standing structure in Washington DC. The monuments cornerstone, a 12-ton slab of marble, was donated by the Grand Lodge of Freemasons. Like the Vatican obelisk, the Washington monument too is surrounded by a circle denoting the female. The reflecting pool in front of the monument signifies the ancient Masonic/Kabbalistic dictum, as above/so below.

Christians should know the steeples on churches are from the old Obelisk and is Baal worship.

The ancient Axumite Kingdom of Ethiopia

Fontaine des Quatre Dauphins, 1667

Mamhead is a rural village and civil parish near Dawlish and Kenton in Devon, South West England

The Kagul Obelisk in Tsarskoye Selo is one of several such structures erected on behest of Catherine II of Russia in 1772

Villa Medici, Rome – a 19th century copy of the Egyptian obelisk moved to the Boboli Gardens in Florence in 1790

Nelson memorial, Springfield Park, Liverpool, circa 1805.

Brightling Needle”, Brightling, East Sussex (65 ft), circa 1815


Groton Monument at (Fort Griswold), Groton, Connecticut, 1830

Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown, Massachusetts built between 1827 and 1843.

Obelisk of Lions, in Iași, Romania, 1834.

Villa Torlonia, Rome two obelisks erected 1842.

Reggio Emilia obelisk, commemorates marriage of Francis V, Duke of Modena to princess Adelgunde of Bavaria, built 1842

Rutherford’s Monument near Anwoth, Scotland erected in 1842 as a memorial to Samuel Rutherford.

Newcastle, New South Wales The Obelisk, built 1850.

Obelisk of Fontenoy, 1860

Wellington Monument, 1861, (62m, 205 ft), Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland

Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield, Illinois, 1865

Nicholson’s obelisk, Margalla Hills, Pakistan 1868

Captain Cook Obelisk, Kurnell, New South Wales, 1870.

The Dauphin County Veteran’s Memorial Obelisk in Harrisburg, PA, completed 1876

The Oriskany Battlefield monument in Rome, NY, dedicated in 1884 as a memorial to the Revolutionary War battle in 1777.

Dalhousie Obelisk, in Raffles Place, Singapore, 1891


The William Dudley Chipley Memorial, in the Plaza Ferdinand VII, Pensacola, Florida, 1901

The Sergeant Floyd Monument, on US Highway 75, Sioux City, Iowa, 1901.

Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, South Royalton, Vermont, 1905

McKinley Monument, Niagara Square, Buffalo, New York, 1907

The Veterans’ Monument, Elizabethton, Tennessee, dedicated in 1904

The Chalmette Monument, in Chalmette, Louisiana, commemorating the Battle of New Orleans, 1908

The Victory Memorial, Fort Recovery, Ohio, completed in 1913.

The National Women’s Monument in Bloemfontein, South Africa, It was erected in 1913

The Henry M. Flagler obelisk located on Flagler Monument Island in Miami Beach, Florida was built in 1920.

Extra Information About Egyptian Obelisks

There are ancient many Egyptian obelisks in the following locations around the world:


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