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Summary

Gebel Manzal el-Seyl volcanic tuff quarry

Class:

  • Rural settlement
  • visible
  • Location uncertain
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

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Gebel Manzal el-Seyl, Quarry

Nearly 5000 years old quarry

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Gebel Manzal el-Seyl is Early Dynastic volcanic tuff quarry . It was a place where was organised production of material for stone vessels in remote parts of the Eastern Desert by the Early Dynastic period (2920-2575 BC). This is when vessel production was at its peak in Egypt.

Sources:

  1. https://per-storemyr.net/2012/12/28/ten-quarries-of-ancient-egypt-6-gebel-manzal-el-seyl-volcanic-tuff-quarry/
  2.  James A. Harrell, V. Max Brown and Masoud Salah Masoud,  An Early Dynastic Quarry for Stone Vessels at Gebel Manzal el-Seyl, Eastern Desert. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, vol. 86 - 2000, pp.  33-42
  3. James A. Harrell, A stone vessel quarry at Gebel Umm Naqqat: Egyptian Archaeology, vol. 24 -2004, pp. 34-36