Washington DC USA

SEARCH WASHINGTON DC:

Search


Pyramidion at top of the obelisk weighs 172 tons.

The base of the pyramidion is exactly the same dimensions as the summit of the shaft, and unites with it directly without any break (except of course, one angle) and with no ledge, molding, or other disfigurement.

The Egyptians often covered the whole pyramidion with a closely fitted gilt bronze cap. The effect must have been magnificent.

Recent comments

(view all 4 comments)

That pyramidion has an error. ahahahahaha
In fact is just an imitation that building doenst do nothing, ahahaha

Posted by Guest on Sun 20 Jun 2010 12:04:21 PM EDT

Great gift idea...

| show full

Washington Monument Glass Paperweight
[CLICK HERE]

Posted by DC Gift Shop (guest) on Fri 05 Mar 2010 12:20:43 PM EST

Thirteen for a reason.

| show full

"Hence every occurrence of the number thirteen, and likewise of every multiple of it, stamps that with which it stands in connection with rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, revolution, or some kindred idea." (Bullinger, E.W....

Posted by Robert Howard (guest) on Mon 22 Feb 2010 02:32:05 PM EST

Search the Gallery

April Events
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30
May Events
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31