The Egyptian obelisk known as “The Unfinished Obelisk” is by far the largest one we have ever seen. It was first found partially cut into the bedrock and on its way to become one of the biggest man-made projects in the whole planet.
You are gazing at a 120-foot-tall obelisk that weighs close to 1,000 tons in total. The crew who started this project never finished it because a huge fracture showed up at the bedrock’s base, warning that any more work would be fatal.
Many people believe the obelisk was constructed during Queen Hatshepsut’s rule in the 18th dynasty, although no one is certain how the engravings were made so long ago.
Egyptologist Mark Lehner attempted to cut into the rock’s component, diorite, to determine whether he could perform the task himself. To simply remove it from the bedrock, he had to continue banging the diorite balls for an additional eight months.
Christopher Dunn believed that because of the crack at the bottom, it would take significantly longer to complete the process and they risked easily ruining everything before removing it from the pit. No one is aware of the purpose of this obelisk, despite the fact that Egypt is well known for its abundance of obelisks and other similar effigies.
The original team that worked on this project may have moved on to finish it someplace or they may have entirely abandoned it, which is another issue that the experts have speculated about.
The crack we’ve found isn’t the true reason they abandoned the obelisk in the first place, said Chris Dunn, a subject specialist who wrote the book Advanced Technology in Ancient Egypt.
Is it conceivable that the crack developed much later? If so, why did the team stop building the obelisk when they were so close to finishing it?
It’s conceivable that they felt the fracture was a message from the gods instructing them to stop banging on the rocks because obelisks were regarded to have tremendous ceremonial power. What do you believe? Do you think the crack was a factor in their demise, or do you think it arose years after they were vanished?