Obelisk of Aswan Aswan, Egypt

Obelisk of Aswan

Aswan, Egypt

Description

A gigantic piece of stone lies in the ancient quarries near Aswan, Egypt. Standing 137 feet (42m) tall and weighing 1200 tons, this single piece of rock was intended to be erected as an obelisk. Others believe that the obelisk was never finished because the builders may have been violently interrupted. Some believe it was likely due to the cracks which formed in the stone during the quarrying.

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