Unfinished Obelisk

Aswan, Egypt

Take in the impressively gigantic Unfinished Obelisk.

At the southern end of Aswan is one of the granite quarries that supplied stone for temples and colossi in ancient times. Here lies a gigantic unfinished obelisk, which began to be hewn from the bedrock but was later abandoned after a flaw was detected. Had this obelisk been finished it would have weighed 1168 tons and stood at a height of nearly 42 metres.

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