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SICILY: Egyptian obelisk


Gabriella Romano 2009-08-06

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The statue was again abandoned after the earthquake of 1693. In 1727, however, a Dutchman passing through Catania, Philippe d'Orville, asked that it be re-erected, together with the Egyptian obelisk which now stands above it, and in 1736 Vaccarini built the fountain on which it now stands.

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