THE TRANSPORT OF THESE TWO OBELISKS CALLED ‘CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLES’, one to London, England, there erected on the Thames River embankment in 1878, and the second to the United States of America, the erection in the Park in New York City–-to us are the most important because of the message they carried. However Dr. Budge does not mention this in his book being more interested in tracing the other Obelisks, and not interested in Israel Identity, but I have to insert my thoughts in this Book Review for they are of Israel’s Identity.
The religious tract Society of England published–-‘By Paths of Bible Knowledge’ in 1884, and this book helped to incorporate some of these Ancient facts. After the period of darkness lifted somewhat an attempt was made to interpret the inscriptions on an Obelisk by a Jesuit Priest in 1650 and he published a 600 page book on the ‘Pamphyliam Obelisk’ but his translation proved to be worthless. The first useful work about these Obelisks was by W.R. Cooper of London in 1877. However, before this Lieutenant Commander H. H. Gorring of the U.S. Navy published the volume ‘Egyptian Obelisks’ and the study of these Ancient Monuments was underway. It was this same Gorring who had transported and erected the ‘Cleopatra’s Needle’ in New York City, and he wrote of this work from a Scientific and engineering point of view. He also wrote of the Obelisks found in Thebes, Constantinople, Rome, Paris and elsewhere.