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A sedimentary rock, which was originally a coarse-grained sandstone. It is one of the hardest rocks used by the Ancient Egyptians. Quartzite was mainly used for sarcophagi and sculpture.

Egyptian words and phrases referring to quartzite include biAt, inr n Dw dSr, inr n bnwt

UC16614, fragment of a quartzite statue UC24283, Amarna shabti in quartzite UC24283, Amarna shabti in quartzite

Aston/Harrell/Shaw 2000: 53-54
Aston 1994: 33-35


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