Saturday, July 17, 2010
The standing obelisk in this photo is about 100 feet high, and is visible for 50 miles. It was erected about 3,500 years ago, and stands today in the Temple of Karnack in Luxor, Eqypt. It is made of a solid piece of granite that was quarried a few hundred miles from the temple. It is almost 100 feet high and weighs about 300 tons (almost two-thirds of a million pounds). Today, it still stands almost vertically without the help of rebar or cement. How it was carved out of a mountainside and transported over hundreds of miles thousands of years ago and raised to a vertical position is beyond my power of comprehension.
Posted by Scott Grannis at 1:54 PM