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Unfinished Obelisk

Aswan, Egypt
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Merlin_Ruthin
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Carnoedo27
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure, you can see a little of how the very large obelisks were made, but basically you're visiting a stone quarry.

Thank ggold113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank TexasFreqTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was good short visit to the unfinished obelisk seeing it once with a good tour guide will be enough

Thank Nagy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this in the heat of the day. Very good to see how they made them. Worth seeing and the movie before hand was very informative.

1  Thank WorldTravelChef
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merburdin
When i went years ago, we walked on it. Is this still permitted?
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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