January 19, 2015
Monday Geology Picture: One More Egyptian Artefact from the British Museum
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing pictures of ancient Egyptian artefacts from the British Museum for my “Monday Geology Picture” posts. Here’s one last picture from the British Museum: a rock slab engraved with ancient Egyptian figures and writing. I didn’t take a picture of the informational sign, so let me know if you recognize the artefact. I think that this picture shows part of a larger artefact. Whatever the artefact, the two light-colored veins are quite striking and add a chaotic sort of beauty to this ancient piece of artwork.
Well, I think that I’ve shared enough pictures from the British Museum. Next week I’ll share something different for my “Monday Geology Picture” post.
How did the ancient Egyptian’s manage to carve their hieroglyphics into granite when granite is shown to have a hardness between 6-7 on the Mohs hardness scale? 15056971