"Unfinished Obelisk" Aswan Things to Do Tip by AnnemarieC

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You can visit the unfinished obelisk in the quarry at Aswan. It isn't far from the centre of town and easily do-able in an hour.

Obelisk was carved out of the solid granite rock by the ancient Egyptians and would have been taken down to the Nile for transport to Thebes etc. The obelisk is huge and you will marvel at how it was carved with the tools that were available at the time.

The obelisk was not cut out completely, as a crack was found in the granite - it is amazing.

There are quite a few steps up to the obelisk, which less able people may find difficult to manage. I went with a group of pensioners and they were fine.

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  • Written May 11, 2006
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