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The Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan is the largest known ancient obelisk. It is conjectured that the finished granite obelisk would have been 42 m tall had it been completed as per original plans, but due to a series of material failures while raising it, it was abandoned.

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About Unfinished Obelisk

 Aswan, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Unfinished Obelisk and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel(1.4 km)

Nubian Museum

Nubian Museum(0.7 km)
The Nubian Museum traces the history of Nubia since pre-historic times and showcases the culture of the Nubian people.

Mausoleum of Mohammed Shah Aga Khan

Mausoleum of Mohammed Shah Aga Khan(2.1 km)
The Mausoleum of Aga Khan on the west bank of the Nile contains the tomb of Aga Khan III, the 48th Imam of the Ismaili sect and his wife Begum Om Habibeh.

Fatimid Cemetery

Fatimid Cemetery(0.4 km)
The Fatimid Cemetery has mud-brick domed tombs from the Fatimid Empire and earlier, dating to the 7th - 12th centuries.

Ferial Gardens

Ferial Gardens(1 km)
The Ferial Gardens at the southern end of the Kornish Al Nile (Corniche) are a relaxing spot with great views of the river.

Elephantine Island

Elephantine Island(1.3 km)
The Elephantine Island in the Nile has the Nubian villages of Siou and Koti, and the Temples of Satis, Khnum and Pepinakht-Heqaib.

Aswan Botanical Gardens

Aswan Botanical Gardens(2 km)
Aswan Botanical Gardens are on Elnabatat's Island which was earlier known as Kitchener's Island.

Monastery of St Simeon

Monastery of St Simeon(2.8 km)
The 7th century Monastery of St Simeon on the west bank of the Nile is a Coptic monastery that was first dedicated to the 4th century local saint Anba Hedra and later to St Simeon.

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