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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Ad Meskens (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

From http://mummies2pyramids.info/daily-life/stone-quarrying.htm :

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:

http://ancientegypt.me/quarrying-in-ancient-egypt/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_quarries_of_ancient_Egypt

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

Advertisements
Leave a comment

10 Comments

  1. Juan Salas

     /  October 22, 2013

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

    Reply
  2. i think that this website helps me with my grades and i love the facts and opinion. witch i think is a really hard thing to do and i believe that you can accomplish anything. that comes to mind.

    THANK YOU :’33

    Reply
  3. briannalespron

     /  October 24, 2013

    ha intresting

    Reply
  4. Anonymous

     /  October 24, 2013

    mr. is inportin to leson and do your bast

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

    Reply
  6. lot info for home work 🙂

    Reply
  7. morgan

     /  October 24, 2013

    i think that websit hellps me on my grads and wihth my work allso hellps meaches whst come s to my mind i love the facs and this is vary insresting stuf
    and it is vary inpotan leson to me and

    THANK YOU

    Reply
  8. mr. your so nice but the P-6 is rued to you

    Reply
  9. i think this is

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: