UNFINISHED OBELISK; Had this obelisk been completed, it would have been the heaviest obelisk ever cut in Ancient Egypt, weighing nearly 1100 tons! It is believed that it was constructed and abandoned during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty).
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Egyptian removed from Luxor,Cleopatra's Needle in London is the popular name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and New York City during the nineteenth century. They are arranged in two pairs; the London and New York ones are a pair, while the Paris one comes from a different original site, Luxor, where its twin remains. as it was originally made during the reign of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Thutmose III
The obelisk is carved with the same inscription on all four sides, each side is exactly the same - a mirror image. There are slots .140 inches wide and .50 inches deep that could only have been made using a rotating tool. The human hand is not capable of such precision carving. The tool marks and rotating impressions are still evident on the red granite surface.