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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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This gigantic semi-finished obelisk, dating from the New Kingdom, would...

This gigantic semi-finished obelisk, dating from the New Kingdom, would have weighed a staggering 1,197 tons if completed.

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Obelisks

You need to read about it before you go you need to have a tour guide to explain about this else it will boring. From below you need to look closely to actually see the obelisk..I... read more

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You need to read about it before you go you need to have a tour guide to explain about this else it will boring. From below you need to look closely to actually see the obelisk..I didn't until my tour guide explain to me.. Some physical activity is needed for this..

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Taipei, Taiwan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you dream to see how people used to build an obelisk then go it can take only 1 hour from most hotels. Not so much to see besides the unfinished work. It is on the way to Philae temple

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Florence, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Interesting to see an obelisk in the process of creation. But you proabably wont spend more than 20-30 min here.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating place. You really need a guide, though. The obelisk is fascinating but you need to read up on it before you go,. It's worth a little bit of homework.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another must see. I always marveled at the craftsmanship that was involved in building a rock needle using flint rocks. This obelisk did not work out as a result of the rock not being sufficiently strong but it is still a marvel to look at.

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can easily see this attraction being a waste of time without a good guide. It's really just a small quarry with the obelisk buried in the rock.Our guide Abdul made our experience worthwhile, explaining the theory of their purpose, how they carved them transported them, how they may have raised them ( the answer is apparently unclear). There is... More 

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Mosvow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a big place and great to see a disaster (ancient) that thought us something about how obelisks was made. Very fascinating. And it is big

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Obelisk has been in situ for thousands of years here. It was commissioned by Hatsepshut,, but it got cracked while being worked upon, therefore abandoned. It's one edge is flush with the mother rock, and around it's sides it is carved out. A crack runs down it's length. You can skip it but if you are visiting Nubian museum,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is one of the stops in our tour. The place looks like a limestone and rock yard. There is only one spot that you can see the whole obelisk. Nothing much to see.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The unfinished obelisk is a very large (the largest) obelisk and is located in the stone quarries in Aswan, Egypt. It was ordered by Queen (King) Hatshepsut. The obelisk if finished would have measured around 42 meters The obelisk's creators saw cracks appearing in the granite and the project was abandoned. The bottom side of the obelisk is still attached... More 

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