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It is a historic square in Rome, located amidst the Monti district, the Celio and the Esquilino. Known in the Middle Ages as Campus Lateranensis, it is named after the homonymous Christian cathedral built in the 4th century AD, the oldest and most important basilica of the Western world as well as the first of the four major papal basilicas. In the 16th century, by the will of Pope Sixtus V, the ancient Egyptian obelisk of Tutmosis III, found in three fragments in 1587, was restored and placed in the middle of the square.

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Rome Tribunal Registration no. 56 del 23.03.17

Director Stefano Zerbi - Editing: Valeria De Mitri Pugno