Ayn Sokha

   Modern name for a site on the Gulf of Suez south of the city of Suez. There are remains of copper-smelting facilities from the Old Kingdomto the Middle Kingdom. The area has been under excavation by a French expedition since 2001.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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  • Copper —    A metal used extensively by the Egyptians for tools, weapons, and vessels. Its use is attested in beads from the early Predynastic Period. Such rare copper statues as those of Pepy I and his son, NemtyemsafI, survive. Copper was found in the… …   Ancient Egypt

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