Visit the dam and discover the incredible wonders of this engineering miracle. Built in the 1960s, this impressive structure allows travelers to look out over Lake Nasser towards the Kalabsha temple and view the enormous power plant further north. The dam is only about a 15-minute drive south of Aswan. Suppose you think of the stages of planning and carrying out the work of the great Obelisks before these monuments were erected. The Unfinished Obelisk is an opportunity to consider what this process might have been like and how difficult it was to shape and carve the great stone blocks that make up Egypt’s many monuments.