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Fish, ostriches and granite

Fish, ostriches and granite
trefwoorden: Egypte - Aswan - groeves
Preparations to turn the site of the granite quarries of Aswan into an outdoor museum have brought to light new information on an area in use from ancient to modern times.
Aswan's quarries have been famous since the dawn of eastern Mediterranean history. The granite quarries of the Cataract region supplied the Ancient Egyptians with raw material to erect their obelisks, temples, tombs and colossi. To this day they remain the main source of granite for building construction in Egypt.

Lees verder bij: Al Ahram (18 september 2003)