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Why did Pope Sixtus V put an obelisk in St Peter’s square in the Vatican?

The obelisk that originally embellished Caligula's circus was moved in front of the facade of the Basilica of Saint Peter (which was under construction at the time) by Pope Sixtus V in 1586, to …More
The obelisk that originally embellished Caligula's circus was moved in front of the facade of the Basilica of Saint Peter (which was under construction at the time) by Pope Sixtus V in 1586, to celebrate the triumph of the Church over paganism and heresy.