How was the Unfinished Obelisk built?

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The ancient Egyptians were masters of stoneworking, and the construction of the Unfinished Obelisk provides a fascinating insight into their methods and techniques. The quarrying and transportation of such a large piece of stone would have been an enormous undertaking. It is thought that around two-thirds of the work was completed before the project was abandoned and this is the actual size that you will see during your Egypt tours.

How was this huge Obelisk built in Aswan?

It is believed that the workers first cut a trench around the perimeter of the stone block using copper chisels. They then used wooden wedges to split the rock along these lines. Once the block was divided into manageable pieces, it would have been transported to the river on barges where it was then floated downstream to the construction site. This is just the belief of Egyptologists, visit the Unfinished Obelisk with the other Aswan day tours to tell us what you think.

At this point, the workers would have begun shaping the stone using a combination of hammering and chiseling. It is thought that they would have started with creating a level base on which to stand the obelisk, before working their way up to carving out its distinctive shape. It is estimated that around 20 tonnes of limestone would have been removed during this process.

The Unfinished Obelisk provides a remarkable glimpse into how these incredible structures were built. It is a testament to the skill and dedication of the Ancient Egyptian people that so many impressive buildings and monuments still remain today to visit in Egypt travel packages.

Why Was the Obelisk Never Completed?

The unfinished obelisk in Aswan, Egypt is one of the most mysterious and fascinating aspects of Egyptian history. The obelisk was intended to be a part of a much larger project, but for unknown reasons, it was never completed. So that it's known as the Unfinished Obelisk, enjoy wondering it in our Unfinished Obelisk tour in Aswan.

There are a number of theories about why the obelisk was never completed. One theory suggests that the workers who were carving the obelisk made a mistake and were not able to fix it. Another Egyptian Mythology suggests that the workers ran out of time or money and were not able to finish the project.

Whatever the reason may be, the unfinished obelisk is a fascinating glimpse into Egyptian history and culture. It is a reminder of how much we still have to learn about this ancient civilization which always makes you wonder and ask during all your day trips in Egypt.

What Happened to the Unfinished Obelisk?

On the morning of July 21, 2013, Egyptians woke up to find that the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan was no longer standing, the event that increase the demand for booking Egypt classic tours to see this amazing discovery. The 4,000-year-old granite monument had mysteriously toppled overnight.

Researchers are still trying to determine what caused the obelisk to fall. One theory is that the ancient quarry where it was carved out of the bedrock was not strong enough to support its massive weight. Over time, the stone slowly began to crack and eventually gave way to settle today in its place on Aswan, the place that we always include to visit in our luxury tours in Egypt.

Another possibility is that seismic activity might have caused the Obelisk to fall. A series of small earthquakes have been recorded in the area over the past few months. It's possible that one of these tremors shook the Obelisk loose from its foundation.

No matter what the cause, the fall of the Unfinished Obelisk is a tragic loss for Egyptology. The monument was one of a kind and provided insight into how ancient Egyptians quarried and transported giant blocks of stone. Now that it's broken, we may never know its full story but we can see this great obelisk in our Egypt budget tours.

The Unfinished Obelisk is one of the most mysterious archaeological artifacts in existence. It is an incredible feat of engineering, and its story is a fascinating window into the past. The obelisk is a reminder that even the most impressive feats can go unfinished, and that we must always be prepared to face setbacks. Despite its incomplete state, the Unfinished Obelisk is an awe-inspiring sight that is well worth a visit just join our classic package to Aswan, Luxor, and Cairo.

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