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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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This gigantic semi-finished obelisk, dating from the New Kingdom, would...

This gigantic semi-finished obelisk, dating from the New Kingdom, would have weighed a staggering 1,197 tons if completed.

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The unfinished obelisk would have had a weight of approx. 1200 tons. it is fantastic to see how ancient Egyptians removed obelisks from the granite rocks - they used other stones... read more

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Luxor, Egypt
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Luxor, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The unfinished obelisk would have had a weight of approx. 1200 tons. it is fantastic to see how ancient Egyptians removed obelisks from the granite rocks - they used other stones made of diorit, because steel was not yet known and copper was not hard enough. Unfortunately the modern visiting construction is treating visitors like sheep! You are forced to... More 

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk around the quarry to see how the stones were extracted and how they were loaded onto boats for transport down stream to be used in building the temples. Walking on uneven surfaces.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in Aswan, our tour group visited the site of the Unfinished Obelisk. There is a fee to visit here and a short walk is involved. Obelisk is resting in an area known for red granite quarrying. Take photos and appreciate the workmanship of the Aswan people.

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Thank Paul T
Arvada, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was very cool to see. It really helped make me understand how the ancient Egyptians created the obelisks and moved them to the Nile River to transport.

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Thank Twwhit72
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This sight was included in our tour and was interesting. The guide did explain how much granite is found in Egypt and this is an example of a quarry where obelisks you see in Luxor originate.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Again, another surprise to add to my trip to Egypt although I have read a lot about this que culture. Every place was an eye opener to the past.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It won't take a long time there but be sure that you will be amazed when you diacover how they used to build the oblisks! We knew all about it when the unfiniahed oblisk was discovered that shows a crack in it that's why they didn't complete its manufacture. It was a surprise for mw to know that it should... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of our group really liked this excursion. I found it interesting without being overly exciting. I am glad though that I did make the effort. It certainly gave more understanding of the incredible lengths they went to.

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Thank jeffmunce
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The unfinished obelisk is in a place from where the old Egyptian take the granite and the stone of the obelisk. To visit this site give you a chance to discover the method of cut the obelisk from the stone and know how this obelisk its unfinished. But this visit its hard with a young child.

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

it was great experience to see a real granite stone quarries the source of granite used by ancient Egyptians since pyramids building and look the biggest unfortunate unfinished obelisk in the whole world and take shoots from the highest point in the city enjoying the view..

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