Category Archives: Egyptian Quarries

Visits, ideas and concepts.

A gneiss sphinx: Is the Hazor sphinx made from Gebel el-Asr gneiss?

Does the Hazor Egyptian sphinx come from the southern Egyptian Gebel el-Asr quarries? Continue reading

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The failed (Egyptian) obelisk.

The Unfinished Obelisk in the Aswan quarries was a failure as a monument, but provides valuable information on stone quarrying and obelisk carving. Continue reading

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