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  The Unfinished Obelisk...
by kenmerk

Ever wonder where the millions of tons of rocks required to build the great temples and pyramids of Egypt came from ?

Look no further than Aswan, which was the primary source for granite that the pharoah's needed.

Here in Northern Quarry lies an abandoned obelisk, which would have been at 42 meters tall, the tallest one ever shaped. It appears that the rock cracked before they could finish it though, and it still lies here partially attached to the rocks...

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  • Written Jan 4, 2004
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