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{#AtoZChallenge} Egyptian Stone Quarries

Without stone quarries, there would be no amazing pyramids or exotic temples. Egyptians had been quarrying stone as early as 40,000 years ago, their stonemasons mastering even the hardest stone. The most harvested stone was limestone; however, there were quarries for red, grey, and black granite as well as diorite. From these quarries, the ancient… Continue reading {#AtoZChallenge} Egyptian Stone Quarries

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{#AtoZChallenge} Egyptian Pyramids

It took the ancient Egyptians about 400 years to progress from using building materials such as wood, reeds, and mudbrick to smooth-sided pyramids. The first building in the world constructed completely in stone was the Step Pyramid, designed by Imhotep for King Djoser. The Step Pyramid was developed from the mudbrick royal mastabas (mounds that… Continue reading {#AtoZChallenge} Egyptian Pyramids

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{#AtoZChallenge} The Egyptian Language

In Seth O’Keefe’s world, the speech of Egypt (re-en-Kam) never died. The Sons of Set use it in their daily rituals to appease their god and for the spells they cast. Thanks to Sir Budge, I was able to come close to what the Egyptian language might have sounded like within these chapters. In truth,… Continue reading {#AtoZChallenge} The Egyptian Language

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{#AtoZChallenge} Egyptian Jewelry

In Daughter of Isis, the mystery and adventure begin when Natara finds an Egyptian amulet: “She brushed her thumb over the round bronze pendant that was about an inch in diameter and a fourth of an inch thick. The Eye of Horus was etched in the center, its pupil made of a smooth reflective piece… Continue reading {#AtoZChallenge} Egyptian Jewelry