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It is a mighty thing, this massive red-granite obelisk, lying under a scalding sky in the open-air museum that is Egypt’s Aswan quarries. Some might thank the stars that Egypt’s 3500-year-old Unfinished Obelisk remained unfinished, forever attached umbilically to home soil. 59 more words
The British Archaeological Mission of the University of Birmingham
and the Egypt Exploration Society, working on the Qubbet el-Hawa project
in Aswan succeeded in uncovering six tombs of different sizes dating back to the Old Kingdom. 154 more words
Egypt’s tourism industry is starting to rebound after a difficult 2011 that saw revenues plummet 30 per cent.
The country had 14.5 million tourists in 2010 but that plummeted to 10.6 million the next year due to the effects of the revolution. 1,517 more words