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Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
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Private Tour from Aswan to Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk
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Private Day Tour from Luxor to Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk and Philae
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This gigantic semi-finished obelisk, dating from the New Kingdom, would have weighed a staggering 1,197 tons if completed.
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“granite quarry” (19 reviews)
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Aswan, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wouldn't call this a must see, but it is interesting. The obelisk is very exposed, so be sure to prepare for the sun. There is much walking on uneven ground, there are also a ton of vendors on the exit - so get ready!

Thank C L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was very hot when i went and i wouldn't recommend it there is no escape from the sun. it really is just a cut of bit of granite if you have the time visit but you'll nit miss much if you don't

Thank david m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw a gigantic obelisk in Paris and it seems it came from here, wow, such a surprise. you face history as you walk here. Take a tour to learn a little about Egypt. Thank you Mr. Abdalla Mohamed and Mr. Ali Eltaher from Blue...More

Thank eknox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watch the video at the visitor center before you go to the unfinished obelisk. The video is informative.

Thank Sush1981
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Great to see the longest one piece of granite dated BC n how advanced were they back then. Be sure to take a hat, sunblock and lots of water. Comfortable shoes is a must. When you reach the top great pictures to take of the...More

Thank 507France507
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Without using any metal tools, Egyptians were able to precision cut obelisks in rock and ground them smooth. This unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk. It was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC), possibly to complement the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak,...More

Thank Jayant K
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Even if guides say it's a must to visit while in Aswan, the place itself has not a lot to show. In my opinion, it's much better to spend the time in Aswan while wandering through the Souk, for example

2  Thank shadylau
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you're really interested in how a massive obelisk was cut from a granite quarry you'll likely need to google it online to get the details unless you're with a guide, what you will see at this site is an attempt at cutting what could...More

Thank Uniqueoutlook
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Viewing the Obelisk gives you an idea of how they made them. This one is cracked. The surrounding area is not too nice, but is where they get the stones.

Thank marlaher
Reviewed 1 July 2017

In ancient times Aswan was known not only as the last stop on the way to Nubia, but also as home of great granite quarries where the famed obelisks of Egypt were created before being barged up the Nile to Luxor and beyond. The obelisk...More

1  Thank maritimeexplorer
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merburdin
15 August 2016|
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Response from dottrz5 | Reviewed this property |
THB, I do not recall seeing anyone walking upon it. IIRC, it was cordoned off when I was there. But, truthfully, I don't recall. It was an uphill hike for a middle aged fat guy, I was probably too busy huffing and... More
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