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Egyptian Obelisk

Construction Placement The unfinished obelisk measures 137 feet (42 metres) and is approximated to weigh 1 200 tons Work on the monument was abandoned when it cracked while being carved and so it remains in situ just as it was left thousands of years ago when the workers walked away from it Get price

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The Unfinished Obelisk Egypt

The Unfinished Obelisk One of the most famous stones left behind is the 'Unfinished' Obelisk taller than any known obelisk ever raised Quarrymen apparently abandoned the obelisk when fractures appeared in its sides However the stone still attached to bedrock gives important clues to how the ancients quarried granite Get price

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Comori arheologice inestimabile Artefacte megalitice

Jan 21 2013The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan) Egypt Archaeologists claim the pharaoh known as Hatshepsut sanctioned its construction It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected Get price

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The Unfinished Obelisk in its quarry ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC) in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan Unfinished Obelisk in a red granite quarry near Aswan Egypt The unfinished obelisk abandoned in the quarry after developing a crack at Aswan Egypt Get price

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aswan quarry egypt

Aswan Quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk - sca-egyptorg Aswan was the main supplier of granite for Egypt There are four main quarries Live Chat Hatnub Quarries | Egyptian Monuments Feb 12 2009 Stone quarrying has a very long history in Egypt The quarries at Hatnub at least half a day's journey from the Nile in ancient times are situated Get price

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Luxor Temple Obelisks

The obelisks known as Cleopatra's Needles which now stand in London Paris and New York came from Swenett (the London and New York obelisks belong to Thutmose III) Unfinished obelisk at Aswan Thes ancient quarries are still visible in the rock today and are about four miles (6 4 km) in length Get price

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Erecting an Obelisk A Monument of Egyptian Grandeur

Dec 01 2017There is an unfinished obelisk in the quarry at Aswan It weighs more then 1 000 tons It's as big as two jumbo jets Incredible No mechanical devices—you know no hydraulic jacks to move these things Quarrying an Obelisk A dolerite ball used to quarry an obelisk from the Aswan granite (click to enlarge) But let me tell you how they quarried it Get price

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Aswan obelisk quarry more than meets the eye

Aswan obelisk quarry more than meets the eye These unique artifacts document quarry methods and should be preserved The granite quarry located on the east bank of the Nile in the center of Aswan City contains a very large unfinished obelisk that was not completed because of latent cracks Get price

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Monolithic Madness

Mar 13 2016Monolithic Madness – The 28 Obelisks of Ancient Egypt The largest known Egyptian obelisk is called the "unfinished obelisk" which today can be found exactly where it was once semi-carved from the solid bedrock This stone block was intended to be a 120ft / 36m tall obelisk Get price

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unfinished statue zawyet sultan quarry

Unfinished Obelisk We visited a granite quarry which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples to see a huge unfinished obelisk This obelisk was used to understand how the ancient Egyptians were able to quarry such massive structures Get PriceGet price

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Unfinished Obelisk and Aswan Quarry

The unfinished obelisk is located in an ancient granite quarry in Aswan Egypt It is the largest known ancient Egyptian obelisk at 42 m (137 feet) long and weighing 1 200 tons It is nearly one third larger than the tallest completed Egyptian obelisk the Thutmose III Get price

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Unfinished Obelisk

Unfinished Obelisk The southern end of Aswan town was an area of ancient granite quarries where the most valuable stone for the building of many of Egypt's monuments was obtained Visitors on tours are often taken to see the 'unfinished obelisk' which still remains in situ attached to the rock on one side Get price

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Fire on the rocks! New paper on firesetting in ancient

Sep 30 2014Old cracks in the granite at the Unfinished Obelisk quarry at Aswan Such cracks were very probably induced by fire in the New Kingdom to ease the extraction of granite Photo Per Storemyr Fire shattered rock surfaces at the silicified sandstone quarries by Gharb Aswan (West Aswan) Most likely a sign of an important stone extraction method Get price

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Unfinished Obelisk

Unfinished Obelisk Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt's finest granite used to make statues and embellish temples pyramids and obelisks The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created although the full construction process is still not entirely clear Get price

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The amazing unfinished 1000

Nov 04 2016Famously known as the Unfinished Obelisk the largest known Egyptian obelisk can today be found at the same spot where it was once carved from solid granite bedrock And inside the trench of the large unfinished obelisk aside from the lame diorite pounder we see the depth and the width of the material that was removed Get price

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Gigantic Unfinished Stele Abandoned in Chinese Quarry

Sep 29 2013Gigantic Unfinished Stele Abandoned in Chinese Quarry Gigantic unfinished stele abandoned in an ancient Chinese quarry could provide the answer to the question how other megalithic stone blocks were made in other parts of the world The Yangshan Quarry is an ancient stone quarry near Nanjing China Get price

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Analytical Study of Some Unfinished Obelisk Quarry Pottery

such as granite of the eastern quarry unfinished obelisk quarry[5] in some times it was also known as Tasty [6] the eastern quarry was one of the most important granite quarries in the eastern Aswan as in fig (1) Figure1 represents the unfinished obelisk quarry in eastern Aswan Get price

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The Unfinished Obelisk

As it is the Unfinished Obelisk is the obelisk raisers' most grievous tragedy a lasting reminder of the limits of human engineering If it had been extracted and erected as originally conceived the Unfinished Obelisk would have stood 137 feet tall and weighed 1 168 tons dwarfing all others Get price

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Unfinished Obelisk Egypt

Mar 31 2013The Unfinished Obelisk is one of the most popular sites in Aswan Situated on the southern edge of the Northern quarry It is being promoted to attract more visitors to Aswan providing unusual insights into stone working techniques employed by ancient Egyptians Get price

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Egyptian Journey 2003 Photos Aswan Unfinished Obelisk

Unfinished Obelisk The granite quarries in Aswan produced all the red aswan granite used in monuments throughout the Nile valley The quarries aren't that interesting really except for the enormous unfinished obelisk that lays in situ on the wall of the quarry The obelisk was discovered by an Egyptologist named Rex Engelbach in 1922 Get price

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The Mystery Tool of Ancient Builders – Tinfoil Hat Lady

Nov 11 2015The most famous monument here at Aswan is the huge Unfinished Obelisk TFHL visits the Unfinished Obelisk The story they tell you is that the massive Unfinished Obelisk in the Aswan quarry was cut from the granite bedrock with small soft stone balls These natural stone inclusions have fallen out of the bedrock and are laying about Get price

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Unfinished obelisk

The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan) Egypt It was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC) possibly to complement the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome) Get price

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Obelisk making technology in ancient Egypt

Obelisk making technology in ancient Egypt In a quarry in this area the northern quarry which is now an open-air museum there is the famous unfinished obelisk of huge proportions It has been partially carved out of the rock but its bottom face is still attached to the ground When it cracked unsuccessful attempts were made to salvage someGet price

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Obelisks in Ancient Egypt (Plus Facts)

Mar 21 2019The largest ancient obelisk ever quarried but never raised is the massive "unfinished obelisk" attributed to the pharaoh Hatshepsut (1479-1458 BCE) It can be found resting where it was abandoned at its Aswan quarry This site was frequently used Get price

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The Unfinished Obelisk Egypt

The Unfinished Obelisk One of the most famous stones left behind is the 'Unfinished' Obelisk taller than any known obelisk ever raised Quarrymen apparently abandoned the obelisk when fractures appeared in its sides However the stone still attached to bedrock Get price

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Aswan Quarry In Qatar

Aswan Stone Quarry Overview Aswan is home to the granite quarries used for many of the monuments of the ancient Egyptian world This particular red granite quarry is home to the famous Unfinished Obelisk it is probable that many other of the surviving obelisks were also quarried here Read moreGet price

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The amazing unfinished and abandoned 1000 ton Egyptian Obelisk

Apr 05 2016The amazing unfinished and abandoned 1000 ton Egyptian Obelisk Apr 5 2016 Nick Knight source hence the name Unfinished Obelisk the quarry men would meticulously look for a large enough piece of slab without any significantly large cracks Get price

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The Unfinished Obelisk of Aswan

Oct 18 2017In the northern region of Aswan's stone quarries lies an Unfinished Obelisk resting on its side It was supposed to be the tallest and the largest obelisk ever erected in Ancient Egypt Unfortunately the obelisk was never completed While carving cracks began to appear in the granite causing the project to be abandoned Get price

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Unfinished obelisk in Aswan Egypt (Google Maps)

The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan) Egypt It is unknown which pharaoh created this structure It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected Get price

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Obelisk quarry more than meets the eye

Oct 16 2007Obelisk quarry more than meets the eye October 16 2007 The unfinished Obelisk Quarry in Aswan Egypt has a canal that may have connected to the Nile and allowed the large stone monuments to float to their permanent locations according to an international team of researchers Get price

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GC17D0M The Unfinished Obelisk (Earthcache) in Egypt

Nov 14 2007Geocache Description This is approximately 5 dollars The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk located in the northern region of the ancient quarries in Aswan Egypt It is nearly one third larger than any Egyptian obelisk ever erected If finished it would measure around 41 meters (which is 90 cubits) or 137 feet Get price

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Unfinished obelisk in Aswan Egypt (Google Maps)

The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan) Egypt It is unknown which pharaoh created this structure It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected Get price

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