Ten quarries of Ancient Egypt: 10 – Firework!

Shattered stone surfaces at Chephren’s quarry, Old Kingdom. Firesetting used to peel the block making it suitable for further work with hammerstones to create a sculpture. Photo: Per Storemyr

Shattered stone surfaces at Chephren's quarry, Old Kingdom. Firesetting used to peel the block making it suitable for further work with hammerstones to create a sculpture. Photo: Per Storemyr

Shattered stone surfaces at Chephren’s quarry, Old Kingdom. Firesetting used to peel the block making it suitable for further work with hammerstones to create a sculpture. Photo: Per Storemyr

Shattered stone surfaces at Chephren’s quarry, Old Kingdom. Firesetting used to peel the block making it suitable for further work with hammerstones to create a sculpture. Photo: Per Storemyr

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