- ancient name of Aswan.
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Egyptian obelisks are generally made of red granite of Syene.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
The distance from Syene to the sea is a month's journey for a horseman.
This is a pseudo-Egyptian obelisk, cut by the Romans in the quarry of Syene.
The material of which the obelisks are made is the granite of Syene.
It is 68 feet high, and was cut out of a single stone from the quarries of Syene.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
- transliteration of the Ancient Greek name for Aswan
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