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1 After being long buried in ruins, it was disinterred, but not re-erected, by Pope Benedict XIV. When thus brought to light, it was found to be broken asunder. On it there was an inscription stating that the Emperor Augustus had "presented it to the Sun"— "Soli donum dedit."
2 Twelve o' clock in the day.
3 After the summer solstice.
4 The one that is mentioned above as having been removed from Alexandria by Caligula.
5 This obelisk was transferred by Pope Sextus V. from the Circus Vaticanus to the place of the Cathedral of St. Peter.
6 So called because it was laid out on some gardens which had belonged to one Vaticanus.
8 There are nine or ten readings of this name. Bunsen suggests "Menophtheus," the Egyptian king Meneph-Pthah.
9 In Egypt, probably.
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