The Unfinished Obelisk of Aswan

(via Amusing Planet)  The granite quarries located along the Nile, in the city of Aswan, supplied some of the finest quality stones for the construction of temples, sculptures and monuments in ancient Egypt. In the northern region of Aswan’s stone quarries lies an Unfinished Obelisk, resting on its side. Because the carvers had carved it directly out of the bedrock, it can be found exactly where it was 3,500 years ago—its bottom side still attached to the bedrock.

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