14 May 1998: The 50 Year Jubilee for the State of Israel


 (The plaque at the foot of the ‘Paris’ Obelisk in Place de la Concorde)

Translation: “This obelisk, offered by Egypt to France in 1830, to serve eternally as a bond between the two countries, has been dressed by its pyramidion of origin on 14th May 1998, under the presidency of Jacques Chirac in the presence of Catherine Trautmann, Minister of Culture and Communication, and Dr. Maher El Sayed, Ambassador of Egypt for the occasion of the Year France-Egypt “Shared Horizons” and the visit of the president oftored the Arab Repu of Egypt, HOSNI MUBARAK. The monunent thus restored is dedicated to Jean-Francois Champollion, founder of Egyptology, who chose it from the temple of Luxor. This pyramidion is realized thanks to the support of Yves Saint-Laurent, Pierre Berge and the House of Yves Saint-Laurent. “

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