The Unfinished Obelisk
Well, never was this obelisk torn from the rock, it was just broken in a few different places. If it had been completed it would have reached a height of 42 meters and a weight of 1150 tons. Aswan was famous in ancient Egypt because it had a lot of rich reddish granite quarries that was widely used for building obelisks, temples, colossi, etc. .. It was so abundant that in Roman times the quarries were still in full swing.