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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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...More
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...More
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...More
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.
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.