Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Obelisk St Peter Plaza Rome

What's so odd about this beautiful monument in St Peter's plaza? The obelisk represents the Egyptian pre-Christian, or pagan, worship of numerous deities. Here the monument has been installed in the heart of the Christian center of centers. Why did Pope Sixtus include the Egyptian obelisk adjacent to St Peter's?

It is an anomaly that has to do with power, history and art.

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