lies in the northern quarries about one kilometer (0.6 miles)
south of Aswan
The quarries were the prime source of stone and granite for
all Egypt including those used in building the Giza
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