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Unfinished Obelisk

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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're really interested in how a massive obelisk was cut from a granite quarry you'll likely need to google it online to get the details unless you're with a guide, what you will see at this site is an attempt at cutting what could...More

Thank Uniqueoutlook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Viewing the Obelisk gives you an idea of how they made them. This one is cracked. The surrounding area is not too nice, but is where they get the stones.

Thank marlaher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In ancient times Aswan was known not only as the last stop on the way to Nubia, but also as home of great granite quarries where the famed obelisks of Egypt were created before being barged up the Nile to Luxor and beyond. The obelisk...More

Thank maritimeexplorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really that interesting, you have to see the video prior it helps give this more "value". If you research egypt before your trip, this is considered #2 on the greatest discoveries, maybe from an archeologists viewpoint

Thank Theresa W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

You will need to catch a taxi to the Obelisk, this is about LE50 from Aswan Train station or from the corniche. Entry fee is LE40. There is a bit of a walk uphill to view the obelisk from above. You can it was cut...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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 18 May 2017 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 18 May 2017

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 15 May 2017

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 13 May 2017

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

Thank ggold113
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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