Two flint drill heads, Egypt, c 3000 BC.

 
Two flint drill heads, Egypt, c 3000 BC.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

Flint drill heads found on the site of the Temple of Zoser, Saqqara, Egypt. The flint was probably attached to the end of forked sticks which the mason would rotate in his hands at speed to drill through stone, such as sandstone.

Image Details

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10327613

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