Unfinished Obelisk

Get astonished by fabulous monuments in Aswan the beautiful and twinkling city in Egypt, enjoy fancy trips with Flying Carpet Tours to the charming Unfinished Obelisk, which is dating back to the 18th century during the reign of Hatshepsut, and being unfinished was a frustrated thing to the ancient Egyptian architect, it also was isolated because of some cracks, however it still so far the heaviest Egyptian monolith, the Unfinished Obelisk was supposed to be the biggest part of Egyptian masonry, but it wasn’t completed because it was broken at the middle. It also has an unfinished partly worked obelisk base which was found in the Northern Quarries in Aswan, as it has the Egyptian quarried granite, you will also enjoy watching the inscriptions on this obelisk as it includes birds and dolphin’s drawings and inscriptions.    

 


The Unfinished Obelisk was ordered to be built by the Queen Hatshepsut, and it shed light on its marvelous designing, as it was going to be the largest Obelisk in the world, as it would have measured about 137 feet and its weight supposed to be approximately 1,200 tons, but unfortunately the cracks that appeared in the granite made project fall down, moreover those destroyed items of the Unfinished Obelisks are very precious and important for it has many valuable and beautiful inscriptions, as well as these obelisks were used to be built for political and religious purposes.        
 

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