Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ever wonder where and how Egyptians mined their gold?

Where did the Egyptian Gold come from?
The golden treasures of the Ancient Egyptians is legendary but where did the supply of Egyptian gold come from? The Ancient Egyptians had access to the richest of all the gold supplies in the Ancient World. The two major sources of Egyptian gold were found in Nubia to the South and in the Eastern desert.

How was Egyptian Gold obtained?
The Egyptian Gold was obtained by crushing the white quartz rock which was found in the desert and also panned from silt found in the river beds. The nuggets and precious particles of gold were then stored in linen bags and transported by donkey trains back to the Nile Valley of Egypt.

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