Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Unfinished Obelisk at Aswan

Updated 11/04/2014

Aswan - an area of Upper (Southern) Egypt which was quarried for centuries to provide the beautiful granite for monuments, statues and much more.

The unfinished obelisk is occasionally attributed to Hatshepsut. There are no inscriptions, so this may be a wild card.


  • The top photo shows part of the obelisk in-situ and abandoned. 
  • The centre photo shows an area where blocks have been removed in ancient times(giving clues as to how it was done).
  • The bottom photo shows one of the channels of the sides of the obelisk.

All photo copyright Janelle Wade.

Wiki has a page on the unfinished obelisk for further details.


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