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Unfinished Obelisk Unfinished Obelisk
Photo by Raymon Kondos © 2009 Your Egypt


The obeliskWhat does it mean? lies in the northern quarries about one kilometer (0.6 miles) south of Aswan City.

   
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The quarries were the prime source of stone and granite for all Egypt including those used in building the Giza pyramids.

The obelisk lies attached to the ground at one side and free at the three other sides. The 42-meter long obelisk would have been the longest standing obelisk if it were finished. However the Egyptian miners discovered a structural flaw that couldn't be neglected and therefore it was abandoned.

The monument was important to contemporary archeologists because it shed much light over ancient Egyptians' quarrying methods and techniques.

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