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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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Good piece of Egyptian history to visit especially explains a lot about how the obelisks were created today that we see around the world

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Innisfil, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a massive Obelisk...huge piece of granite. Plan to go early as this area is in full sun and it hot in May.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good piece of Egyptian history to visit especially explains a lot about how the obelisks were created today that we see around the world

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A visit to the unfinished obelisk is well worthwhile as it demonstrates the method used to cut an obilesk out of solid granite. They must have cussed when it fractured! With only stone and copper tools and manpower, there is years as wasted effort lying there.

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Kearny, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have you ever really considered the construction of an obelisk? If you haven't you will after your visit. If you go with a guide who gives you the history of how obelisks are constructed, moved and erected, this is visit is worth it. We came to the location at the start of our trip and it made me appreciate the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure, you can see a little of how the very large obelisks were made, but basically you're visiting a stone quarry.

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though you might think there isn't much to see here the story surrounding the obelisk is amazing. It is carved out of solid granite and you can see all the chisel marks around it and all over the surrounding rock. to this day we still do not know how they did it! some say that they had some sort... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's good to see how the Egyptians used to quarry granite and how they actually made Obelisks. It boggles the mind to figure out how they got them to Thebes (Luxor) 3,000 years ago. I love Ancient Egyptian History so I loved seeing it.

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought seeing the unfinished obelisk was worthwhile. You really need a guide to explain everything to you. The obelisk developed a huge crack so they were unable to use it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was good short visit to the unfinished obelisk seeing it once with a good tour guide will be enough

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Port Douglas, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this in the heat of the day. Very good to see how they made them. Worth seeing and the movie before hand was very informative.

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