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  The Unfinished Obelisk of Aswan
by Diana75

The Unfinished Obelisk is located in the Northern Quarry of Aswan.

Initially intended as a companion to the Lateran Obelisk in Rome, it would have measured finished 42m height and 1,168 tones weight, have been the worlds largest piece of stone ever handled.

But due a crack in the stone the obelisk was abandoned.

Much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from quarries in the Aswan area.

Entrance fee: 20 LE (USD 3.5-).

For more information visit my Aswan page.

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  • Updated Mar 13, 2006
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