Friday, December 12, 2008

Ugh! The Long Construction and Stuff

They began building these stone needles around 1500 B.C. It required a gigantic wooden boat (yes, you heard that right! A GIGANTIC BOAT) to bring the whole chunk of red granite from the quarry next to the Aswan Dam. When the boat had finished the journey to the raising site of the obelisk they dumped it out onto some big thing to slide it across the Egyptian desert sand. No one knows how these were raised yet. (I think someone has been slacking for a while!)

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