The Unfinished Obelisk

From: Egypt Travel Guide

See also: Kom Ombo Temple Temple Of Edfu


The Unfinished Obelisk, Egypt
Inside the granite quarry of Aswan lies what would have been the largest Obelisk in all of Egypt. The Obelisk remains in its original position still attached on one side to the ancient quarry and was never finished due to the appearance of a large crack.

If the Obelisk had been finished it would have measured around 42 meters in height and would have weighed well over 1000 tonne's. Archaeologists at the site of the Obelisk also came across many tools and techniques used during the quarrying process many of which are on display.

Attraction Location Guide
The Unfinished Obelisk is located a few kilometers south of Aswan on the east bank of the Nile.