The Washington Monument

The obelisk in Washington D.C., the Washington monument, was dedicated to George Washington by the Freemason Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia in 1848.

The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., USA is accompanying a Reflecting Pool which also in a straight line with the white house. The sides of the monument are aligned with the cardinal directions. At ground level the sides are 55.5 feet (666 inches) long and the monument is 555.5 feet high. The 10 to one ratio between the sidelength and the height was modeled after ancient Egyptian obelisks that have this same ratio. The 555.5 foot height of the monument converts to 6666 inches. Given the length of 20.6 inches for the ancient Egyptian cubit, the monument is 323.6 cubits high:
6666 divided by 20.6 = 323.6

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