The Unfinished Obelisk is one of the most distinctive monuments of Aswan in Southern Egypt. It gives tourists who spend their vacations in Egypt a complete picture of how and why the ancient Egyptians constructed obelisks. The Unfinished Obelisk remained in its original location in the Southern granite quarry of Aswan.
The exact timing of the establishment of the Unfinished Obelisk is not known. Some historians assert that it was during the ruling period of Queen Hatshepsut to be positioned in the Karnak Temple. The ancient Egyptians dug the three sides of the obelisk before they discovered that there was a crack at its bottom and left it as it was. The length of the Unfinished Obelisk is 42 meters and if it were completed, it would be the largest in the history of ancient Egypt.
A visit to the Unfinished Obelisk provides tourists with a distinctive demonstration of how the Pharaohs carried out this complicated process of obelisk construction. Tour guides provide guests with a wonderful explanation of the method of construction and the reasons behind the building of obelisks during their visit. In fact, granite played an important role in the construction of many elements in ancient Egypt. This includes coffins, fake doors inside tombs, and even the burial chamber of the Grand Pyramid of Giza.