Monolithic stone erection, ranging in height from 1 meter (3 feet) to 255 meters (836 feet). Their shape is usually a four sided pillar with a pyramidal top. They are often inscribed with the reason for the creation of the Obelisk. It may be to commemorate a battle, pay homage to a ruler, mark boundaries to territories or some other reason important to the peoples of the time.

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