Ostracon about Quarrying

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 October 2019
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The hieratic script on this ostracon mentions the 43rd year of the reign of Thutmose III. A group of workers was sent to the quarry for the building materials of a temple, under the supervision of a man named Sen-Djehuti. Limestone. From Deir el-Bahari, Egypt. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1479-1425 BCE. It is on display at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 22). Ostracon about Quarrying. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11343/ostracon-about-quarrying/

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