Amazing Egypt Attractions : The unfinished obelisk in Aswan.

The unfinished obelisk in Aswan.

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The unfinished obelisk lies on the northern edge of the obelisk quarry which is the most important granite quarry in Aswan; it was discovered in 2005 in the quarries of Aswan where its stones were used to build the pyramid group of King Khufu and also cut many obelisks.

The unfinished obelisk in Aswan.

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This obelisk is the longest Egyptian obelisk, with a length of about 42 m, and a weight of about 1,000 tons. The work of this obelisk was not completed due to the cracking of its surface. The importance of the missing obelisk is that it has shown how to make obelisks and cut large stones; For example, diorite stones - up to 6 kg in weight - were used as hammers to separate and cut off the sides of the obelisk and their effects were visible on the obelisk body, a process that precedes the creation of a trench around the obelisk that allows this mass to be completely freed.

The unfinished obelisk in Aswan.

The unfinished obelisk is located in the southern part of the Egyptian quarries in Aswan, and is one of the most important tourist attractions in Aswan, where the longest Egyptian obelisks ever extend on the ground at the site of its establishment, to be a witness to the accuracy and ability of the Egyptian manufacturer in dealing with giant granite stones, and it is likely that this obelisk was carved during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut, as most obelisks were established during her era, but a crack appeared in the obelisk body, which led to the cessation of its completion to remain a lasting impact on the ground.

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The unfinished obelisk in Aswan.

The unfinished obelisk in Aswan.

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