The unfinished obelisk in Aswan is considered a big disappointment for the ancient Egyptian stone workers, but at the same time a stunning location for tourists, as it is one of the main Attractions of Egypt and the largest obelisk found in the Country. This obelisk is known as “The unfinished obelisk” because it has never been completed, the importance of this historical site is to illustrate the effort and means used by the ancient Egyptians in order to carve these obelisks, as it was carved into the mountain of granite in Aswan.
The obelisk is about 42 meters high with an estimated weight of 1186 tons, and if it was completed it would become the largest building in Egypt. Archaeologists have attributed the lack of completion of the obelisk into two reasons:
1- Spread of plague among workers which led to the evacuation of the area.
2- A crack in the middle of the obelisk which hampered the process of cutting and engraving.
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Indeed, if this obelisk to be completed, it would become a symbol of the wonders of the Pharaohs.