According to recent research conducted at the Aswan quarry in Egypt, it is speculated that a massive megalith, weighing approximately 1,200 tons, may have been extracted during pre-dynastic times. The quarry is famous for providing the ancient Egyptians with the red granite used in the construction of iconic structures such as the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple. However, the size and weight of this megalith have raised questions about the technological capabilities of the pre-dynastic civilization.
During the analysis of the quarry, archaeologists discovered a bedrock platform with a significant trench that indicates extensive quarrying activity. This finding suggests that the pre-dynastic people may have been extracting much larger stones than previously thought. The estimated weight of 1,200 tons aligns with the weight of several megalithic structures found across Egypt.