Elephant and Obelisk at Piazza della Minerva in Rome, Italy

At the southeast corner of the Pantheon is a square named Piazza della Minerva. Here you will find the smallest of the dozen obelisks in Rome. The ancient Egyptian artifact measures just under 18 feet tall. Of equal interest is the marble sculpture of an elephant created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and installed in 1667. Bernini was one of the most gifted and prolific Italian sculptors during the 17th century.

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Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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