Where history happened: Egypt in Britain

Charlotte Hodgman speaks to Egyptian expert Chris Elliott about Britain's craze for Egyptian architecture in the 19th century, and examines eight related places

One of the two 19th-century bronze sphinxes sited next to Cleopatra's Needle, London's oldest monument. (Peter Dazeley/Getty Images)

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