All goes well. Powered by human muscle and controlled by ropes, the obelisk safely stands upright. Rick Brown and his team are thrilled.

"This is what we hoped for," Brown says with pride, "because from the very beginning we believed that if we acted and thought like the Egyptians we would meet with success. The Egyptians were learning through keen observation. Looking carefully at all the details, they learned how all the materials behaved and then they used the forces of nature to do something as magnificent as this."


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