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Aswan Day Tour Visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam in Aswan
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Private Tour from Aswan to Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk
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Private Day Tour from Luxor to Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk and Philae
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This gigantic semi-finished obelisk, dating from the New Kingdom, would have weighed a staggering 1,197 tons if completed.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see the longest one piece of granite dated BC n how advanced were they back then. Be sure to take a hat, sunblock and lots of water. Comfortable shoes is a must. When you reach the top great pictures to take of the...More

Thank 507France507
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Without using any metal tools, Egyptians were able to precision cut obelisks in rock and ground them smooth. This unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk. It was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC), possibly to complement the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak,...More

Thank Jayant K
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Even if guides say it's a must to visit while in Aswan, the place itself has not a lot to show. In my opinion, it's much better to spend the time in Aswan while wandering through the Souk, for example

2  Thank shadylau
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you're really interested in how a massive obelisk was cut from a granite quarry you'll likely need to google it online to get the details unless you're with a guide, what you will see at this site is an attempt at cutting what could...More

Thank Uniqueoutlook
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Viewing the Obelisk gives you an idea of how they made them. This one is cracked. The surrounding area is not too nice, but is where they get the stones.

Thank marlaher
Reviewed 1 July 2017

In ancient times Aswan was known not only as the last stop on the way to Nubia, but also as home of great granite quarries where the famed obelisks of Egypt were created before being barged up the Nile to Luxor and beyond. The obelisk...More

1  Thank maritimeexplorer
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Not really that interesting, you have to see the video prior it helps give this more "value". If you research egypt before your trip, this is considered #2 on the greatest discoveries, maybe from an archeologists viewpoint

Thank Theresa W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

You will need to catch a taxi to the Obelisk, this is about LE50 from Aswan Train station or from the corniche. Entry fee is LE40. There is a bit of a walk uphill to view the obelisk from above. You can it was cut...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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.

Thank Valli C
Reviewed 19 May 2017 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

Thank Bharat T
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16 August 2016|
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Response from dottrz5 | Reviewed this property |
THB, I do not recall seeing anyone walking upon it. IIRC, it was cordoned off when I was there. But, truthfully, I don't recall. It was an uphill hike for a middle aged fat guy, I was probably too busy huffing and... More
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