Obelisk of Montecitorio, in the background Italian Chamber of Deputies

Obelisk of Montecitorio, in the background Italian Chamber of Deputies (StreetView)
The Obelisk of Montecitorio (Italian: Obelisco di Montecitorio, also known as Solare) is an ancient Egyptian red granite obelisk of Psammetichus II (595-589 BC) from Heliopolis. Brought to Rome with the Flaminian obelisk in 10 BC by the Roman Emperor Augustus to be used as the gnomon of the Solarium Augusti, it is now in the Piazza Montecitorio. It is 21.79 metres (71 ft) high, and 33.97 metres (111 ft) including the base and the globe.

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The Italian Chamber of Deputies (Italian: Camera dei Deputati) is the lower house of the Parliament of Italy. It has 630 seats, a majority of which is controlled presently by supporters of the Silvio Berlusconi patriotic coalition People of Freedom.Twelve deputies represent Italian citizens outside of Italy. Deputies meet in the Palazzo Montecitorio. The current president is Gianfranco Fini, a leader of the People of Freedom party.

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