The pharaohs would likely spin in their sarcophagi if they knew where all their
carefully erected obelisks have gone. For of the 21 ancient obelisks still
standing, Egypt itself can claim fewer than five. Rome boasts 13, all snatched
from the Land of the Pharaohs in Roman times, and the rest are spread from
Istanbul to New York City. Click on the labeled map below to view and review
the world's 12 mightiest standing monoliths.