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    The stone quarries of ancient Egypt once produced quality stone for the construction of decorative monuments such as sculptures and obelisks.These quarries are now recognised archaeological sites. Eighty percent of the ancient quarry sites are in the Nile valley; some of them have disappeared under the waters of Lake Nasser and some others were lost due to modern mining

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    Mines Quarries. Home; In fact, there would also be little in the way of glorious jewelry, exquisite statuary, or gilded furniture from ancient Egypt. To a very large extent, what we know of ancient Egypt was built from quarry and mining operations. Today, tourists would not be visiting Egypt were it not for the hard, backbreaking work of

  • Ten quarries of Ancient Egypt: Series summary Per

    Jan 01, 2013· Egypt is world-renowned for its ancient quarries. Without them civilisation as we know it along the Nile would not have been possible. There are many spectacular quarries, popular way beyond the archaeological community. But there is also an enormous amount of quarries that rarely get the headlines. In the series Ten quarries of Ancient Egypt

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  • The Forgotten Stones of Aswan Quarry, Egypt Ancient Origins

    Aug 18, 2014· There are several quarries in Egypt, but the preferred granite source came from the Aswan area. Chris Dunn, in his book Advanced Technology in Ancient Egypt suggests the crack happened much later, and that the monolith was left there long ‘before’ the crack ever happened, as though it was abandoned. Furthermore, the rites and ceremonies

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  • Talk:Stone quarries of ancient Egypt Wikipedia

    This article is within the scope of WikiProject Ancient Egypt, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Egyptological subjects on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. Start This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.

  • Stone quarries of ancient Egypt

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  • Quarry Sites The Archaeological Study of Ancient Mining

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    Mar 27, 2019· Perhaps the most mysterious aspect of the excavations was a 3,400-year-old stela written in the name of Usersatet, a viceroy of Kush, a region to the south of Egypt.Dating to a time when Wadi el-Hudi had been abandoned, archaeologists are puzzled as to why someone transported this stela some 18.6 miles (30 km) into the Eastern desert and left it at Wadi el-Hudi.

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