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  • Life,  Mines

    Mines in Ancient Egypt

    The mines that the ancient Egyptians exploited, were all in the desert. There were deposits of copper, of malachite and of turquoise in Synai and east of Koptos and in Nubia and even gold mines were frequent. Their exploitation was rather difficult, because of the lack of water, of the unbearable heat and by the Beduins’ attacks. In the most ancient epochs even armed expeditions were organized. Only in the New Reign, thanks to Sethi I and to his son Ramesses II, the exploitations began to be organized. Some pits were dug already along the road that starting from Kuban (Contra-Pselkhis), led to the Nubian mines in Ekayate, where there…

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