Ancient Egyptian Stone Quarries

The unfinished obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan), Egypt.

By Ad Meskens (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

By Ad Meskens (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or GFDL (, via Wikimedia Commons

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Definition: A quarry, or ‘stone pit’ is a surface excavation for extracting stone. The ancient Egyptian Quarries were used for extracting building materials required for their extensive building projects.

More quarry information:

Modern American Quarry:

“Old South Shaft Ore Quarry, Face of Tough-nut Mine, part of Town of Tombstone, Arizona. Dragoon Mountains, with Cochise Stronghold in background,” mammoth plate, by the American photographer Carleton E. Watkins. Courtesy of the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.




Carleton Watkins [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Carleton Watkins [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Juan Salas

     /  October 22, 2013

    this is interesting. how Egyptians made quarries. B-D

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  5. these are great Quarry. How deep do they have to make it.

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