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River Nile Cruise Tours: The Unfinished Obelisk

By Guest Author On July 10, 2011 Under Improve Your Life

In all of Egypt, you will be able to see the many obelisks , one of the most widespread characteristics in Egyptian structure. These obelisks are one of the most beautiful features in the historical Egyptian construction. And one of the finest ways to go and view these buildings is by experiencing a cruise like the MS Queen TiYi Nile Cruiser .

These obelisks are reduced in a quite particular way with special tales engraved into its sides portraying the life and encounters then. The southernmost city of Aswan, a common stopover of the MS Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise , is the source of the most number of granites utilized for the historic building.

The granite found in this Nubian area is the sturdiest and ideal used for the construction of structures. These are quarried and transferred to other parts of Egypt through the Nile .

Today the city of Aswan is residence to the original quarries for the granite used some 300 to 400 centuries ago. One of the best sites to enjoy within the city is these quarries whereby you can also find the unfinished obelisk. This obelisk lies on this site, a huge construction that was never accomplished.

It would have been one of the largest in the world if it had been accomplished. Thought to have been for the Karnak Temple in the historical city of Thebes, building was halted due to cracks found inside of the obelisk.

One of the greatest methods to go and view the granite quarries and the unfinished obelisk is through a river cruise, just like the MS Shehrazad Luxury Nile Ship Liner .  By Traveling on a cruise you can enjoy some of the best sites along the southern part of the Nile river without having to worry of anything more.

 

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