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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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  • Average29%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“granite quarry” (19 reviews)
“solid rock” (5 reviews)
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Aswan, Egypt
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"ancient egyptians"
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"granite quarry"
in 19 reviews
"solid rock"
in 5 reviews
"old quarry"
in 4 reviews
"red granite"
in 6 reviews
"stone blocks"
in 4 reviews
"understand how"
in 9 reviews
"interesting insight"
in 4 reviews
"ancient times"
in 7 reviews
"mind boggling"
in 4 reviews
"bring water"
in 4 reviews
"short visit"
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"nile river"
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"crack"
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"quarries"
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"site"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to a granite quarry to see an unfinished obelisk may not sound very interesting--but turns out to be fascinating, providing insight into obelisk construction methods and the workers who used them. The site also features some very old rock paintings.

Thank LottyToronto
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All the Egyptian obelisks were created at this quarry and it was interesting to see how they carved it out of the granite. The site itself is not that big but it is quite exposed to the sun and the heat. Its well worth a...More

Thank zepned44
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I never knew how to get pylons straight out of the quarry. Thanks for visiting this granite quarry I am now wiser.

Thank ruzha2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see this place early in the morning, but the sun was already hot. One has to make an uphill climb through uneven stones to see this unfinished job done in the New Kingdom era. You can see this gigantic unfinished stonework and...More

Thank Manas R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth seeing - amazing how they even moved these things down the river to Luxor. Best to study up a bit on theses ruins.

Thank temple1120
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular unfinished Obelisk will keep you wondering as must visit in Aswan give yourself there at least 30 min to enjoy the details and surroundings

Thank YASSIN A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited this at midday. it is an extremely hot and open site The climb up to get the view of the obelisk is over 'steps' and rocks When you get there you can look down upon it, and see how it cracked as they...More

Thank Colin K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By the time we reach this area to visit the Unfinished Obelisk it was very hot. So most of our group members did not want to walk in hot sun. Hence only few of us went with the guide to see it. The whole area...More

1  Thank Nilmini D
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Our tour was both interesting and informative because it focused on a single object: the unfinished obelisk. When you visit the temples, there is so much to see that the obelisks can be overlooked or only given a brief glance. If you’ve ever been to...More

1  Thank CPaM68
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The obelisk, when completed, would have been the tallest in the world. But alas, the same could not be completed and still lies in the quarry. The same is worth a visit for those keen on knowing how an obelisk comes into existence.

Thank Srinidhi G
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David S
8 January 2018|
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Response from Nitesh P | Reviewed this property |
It’s an ancient historical site hence well guarded and protected by necessary equipment’s and personals. I would imagine with the help of local guides you can find queries around aswan but not at the site of unfinished... More
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merburdin
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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