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What Materials did the Ancient Egyptian’s use to create their Civilisation?


We know from their quarries that the Egyptians were savy in their use of the natural resources that were available to them. These included Limestone, Sandstone, and Red and Black Granite. To discover more about the Egyptian’s quarries, click here.

Below: Red Granite Casing Stone and Above: exposed Limestone Core of Pharaoh Menkaure’s Pyramid on the Giza Necropolis

Remaining Basalt Flooring at the Mortuary Temple in the Pyramid Complex of Pharaoh Khufu, Giza Necropolis


Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s Red Chapel at Karnak Temple. Erected from Red quartzite Walls and a Black Granite Base and Doorways

Lebanese Cedar Wood to construct some Solar Boats and other Wooden Palace Items that have been located in the Royal’s Tombs

Quartz Building Materials, Karnak Temple

Greywacke statue of Pharaoh Thutmose III, Karnak Temple. The Statue is now Luxor Museum

Core 7 rejected Red Granite Core



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