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Who were the pharaohs' quarrymen?

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Elizabeth Bloxam

UCL Institute of Archaeology, GB
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The monumental statuary, pyramids, temples and other major structures made of stone are among the most arresting and well known of the cultural achievements of ancient Egypt. The production of these involved the quarrying, preparation, transport and skilled working of huge masses of very hard rock. How were such massive rocks quarried and by whom? How were the quarries of ancient Egypt organized? These are some of the questions explored here.

How to Cite: Bloxam, E., (2005). Who were the pharaohs' quarrymen?. Archaeology International. 9, pp.23–27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ai.0907
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Published on 15 Aug 2005.
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