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The obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, in Karnak Temple is 97 feet tall and weighs nearly 320 tons. The inscription work cut in the monolith indicates when and by who the obelisk was carved. Having in mind that the pink granite that the obelisk was made of is from the distant Aswan mines, it is a mystery exactly how the one piece stone has been transported to where it stands now.

Hatshepsut obelisk

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