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The "Unfinished Obelisk."

Ancient Egyptian Granite Stone Quarries.

Near Aswan, Egypt.

George & Eve DeLange.

Google Map To Ancient Egyptian Granite Stone Quarries, Near Aswan, Egypt.
Site Of The "Unfinished Obelisk."


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These granite quarries were used to remove many of the stones that were used for the monuments near Aswan.

In the Google Map above, you can see the outline of the "Unfinished Obelisk." If this obelisk had been completed (it cracked before it could be finished) it would have been the largest obelisk in Egypt.

The quarriers dug oblong holes along the lines to be cut. They drove in wooden wedges into the cuts. They then soaked the wood with water. When the wood expanded; the granite would break so they could then remove the stone.

The departure point to the quarries is along the East Bank of the town of Aswan and its' bazaar along the Corniche.

The Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the busiest airport in Egypt and is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city.

Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa with over 65 airlines using the Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the airport served 14,360,175 passengers and it is one of the top 100 airports in the world.

The airport handles both domestic and international flights, and is open 24 hours a day.

We suggest flying into Cairo and staying in one of their many fine hotels when touring the Egyptian Musium in Cairo and the ruins in the surrounding areas.

We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into Cairo and several of the best hotels in Cairo.

A second option is to fly directly to Aswan.

The Aswan International Airport (IATA: ASW, ICAO: HESN), also known as Daraw Airport, is the airport located in Aswan, Egypt. You can arrange flights directly to Aswan, If you wish.

After getting a flight and a hotel we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange either a car or a tour of Aswan or the Cairo area. If you call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.

We do this all the time, when traveling in Egypt. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!

Therefore, we have placed links to Expedia.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Cairo or Aswan; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.

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The "Unfinished Obelisk."

Audrey DeLange
"The Quarry
And Unfinished Obelisk
Is In The Background."
Here Is A Side View Of Where
They Started Another Obelisk!
Here Is A Top
View Of Where
They Started
The Previous Obelisk!
View Of Aswan
From Top Of Quarry
The Stone
From This Quarry
Was Used For
Many Pyramids!
Another View Of
Aswan From Quarry
The Stone Was Used
For About 9km.
Distance Up &
Down The Nile!
Audrey DeLange
The "Unfinished Obelisk"
Would Be
41m Tall & 1,267 Tons!
"A Crack Caused
Them To Stop
Making The Obelisk!"
Audrey DeLange
"Maybe From
An Earth Tremor,
I'm Out Of Here!"
Audrey DeLange
"Goodby, I'm Going
Down To The
Entrance To Ride The Bus!"
Our Driver,
We Were The First
Tour To Use
The New Bus

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