Wadi Maghara


Wadi Maghara
   Site in the southwest of the Sinai Peninsula used as a quarry for turquoise and copperbeginning in Dynasty3until the Middle Kingdom. The area is noted for important royal inscriptions of the Old Kingdom.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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