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The Lateran obelisk is the largest obelisk ever brought to Rome,. Intended by Constantine, it was brought by Constans II on the occasion of his visit to Rome. It was erected in the Circus Maximus as a turning post. It eventually fell down int the medieval period. It was rediscovered and brought over by Sivtus V to the Lateran palace, where it stands today.

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