July 11, 2014 Sophie Weiner

The beloved 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk behind the Metropolitan Museum is undergoing a laser cleaning. Since its arrival in New York in 1880, the 69-foot-statue has collected quite a bit of dirt. It’s become difficult to see the many intricate hieroglyphs the statue is carved with. The Central Park Conservancy gave $500,000 to the cleaning project. In case you […]

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