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

It's actually incredible to learn about how they carved these out and transported them (by boat), but I'll let you guys go there and find out for yourselves! :)

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not a very obvious site as it is in the middle of the city but very well protected. As you enter the site you start to understand how difficult and complex it was to prepare an obelisks. Something which looks so simple from distance needs...More

Thank Nitesh P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Guides will generally skip this or stop at the bottom for a photo. Make sure that you buy a ticket and see it up close as it is an important historical connection to how some of the great monuments were quarried. Our guide skipped this...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting aggregate of quarries. You need a well-informed guide to fully understand the significance of this area. There is more there than just the giant obelisk. Warning: It is hot and safe shoes that will not easily slip of granite will be helpful. Bring water....More

Thank johnbarbaram2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting thing to visit, a huge obelisk lying on its edge, half carved from the rock. It really is absolutely massive and the scale of what the ancient Egyptian craftsmen tried to achieve on such a regular basis is mind blowing. It is...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Here it shows you from wear many of the statues and pillars where cut out of. You can see the in dents of how this was done. We found this a little smelly frome dogs roaming around.

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Wouldn't call this a must see, but it is interesting. The obelisk is very exposed, so be sure to prepare for the sun. There is much walking on uneven ground, there are also a ton of vendors on the exit - so get ready!

Thank C L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

it was very hot when i went and i wouldn't recommend it there is no escape from the sun. it really is just a cut of bit of granite if you have the time visit but you'll nit miss much if you don't

Thank david m
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I saw a gigantic obelisk in Paris and it seems it came from here, wow, such a surprise. you face history as you walk here. Take a tour to learn a little about Egypt. Thank you Mr. Abdalla Mohamed and Mr. Ali Eltaher from Blue...More

Thank eknox
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Watch the video at the visitor center before you go to the unfinished obelisk. The video is informative.

Thank Sush1981
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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