London obelisk plaque

Close-up of the plaque on the London obelisk. The text is as follows: This obelisk quarried at Syene was erected at on (Heliopolis) by the Pharaoh Thothmes III about 1500 B.C. Lateral inscriptions were added nearly two centuries later by Rameses the Great. Removed during the Greek dynasty to Alexandria the royal city of Cleopatra it was there erected in the 18th year of Augustus Caesar B.C. 12.

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