Abu Simbel - Musée greco romain - Les Catacombes de Kom El Shoufa - Les colonnes de Pompeiy - Fort Qaitbay - Le theatre romain - Elephantine Island - Kitchener's Island - Kalabsha Temple - Agha Khan Mausoleum - The Unfinished Obelisk - The High Dam - Les pyramides - Sphinx - Sakkara - Memphis - Les musées égyptiens - Coptic Cairo and Hanging Church - Mohamed Ali Mosque - The Citadel - Khan el-Khalili - Luxor - West Bank - Colossi of Memnon - East Bank
The Unfinished Obelisk
The Unfinished Obelisk located in the Northern Quarry still lies where a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Possibly intended as a companion to the Lateran Obelisk, originally at Karnak but now in Rome, it would have weighed over 2.3 million pounds and would have been the worlds largest piece of stone ever handled. However, a crack in the stone occurred, which caused it to be abandoned. Tools left by it's builders have given us much insight into how such work was performed. The site has recently been renovated and equipped with tourist facilities. Nearby is the Fatimid Cemetery.