Red Aswan Granite From Pyramids to Modern Architecture

The history of the ancient Egyptians with natural stones

It is known that the ancient Egyptians were the basis of architectural design and construction engineering. Even now, it is still difficult to imagine how all these buildings and facilities were constructed with a high level of perfection and precision using primitive tools that are incomparable to modern machinery and equipment.

Can you imagine how a set of hand tools and abrasive materials, such as sand and emery glass. Was it used in long carving processes? But the truth is that they were able to do this thanks to their great skill and their ability to endure hard work for long hours. What is amazing is that despite all that difficulty, the final result was of high value, historical importance, and unparalleled beauty.

Limestone and marble in Ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians’ skill in working with natural stones exceeded all boundaries, as they extensively used them in construction. Limestone was the most commonly used material due to its availability, ease of handling. They used it in building many temples, monuments, columns inside temples, and the most famous ones are the Pyramids of Giza and the temples of Luxor.

As for marble, it was less commonly used in Ancient Egypt due to its rarity and high cost.

granite in Ancient Egypt

Granite was a difficult material to obtain. The ancient Egyptians extracted red Aswan granite from the Aswan region in southern Egypt. The ancient Egyptians believed that it had special qualities that made it more resistant to damage and dissolution, and would hold strong for years. What confirms its durability and flexibility is the fact that structures made of granite by the ancient Egyptians still exist today.

Red Aswan granite

It is a type of granite that is extracted in the Aswan region. It is famous for its distinctive red color, unique texture and veins. This type of granite has been used for thousands of years in construction and decorative arts.

One of the reasons for the popularity of Aswan red granite throughout history is its durability and resistance to erosion and other natural forces. This makes it a popular choice for use in building construction, such as columns, flooring, cladding, obelisks, massive statues, and internal chambers of the pyramids

Dear reader, in this article we will take you on a short and enjoyable journey about the ancient Egyptians’ use of natural stones in architecture. And the role of CIDG, the leading company in supplying Egyptian natural stones, in extracting and manufacturing Aswan red granite from the same old quarry.

CIDG Red Aswan Granite

CIDG is a leading natural stone supplier in Egypt that specializes in the quarrying, manufacturing, and exporting of high-quality natural stones, including granite, limestone, and marble. The company has a long history of working with natural stones and has access to some of the best quarries in the country.

Red Aswan Granite is considered one of CIDG’s flagship products, The company uses modern quarrying techniques to extract Aswan red granite from the quarry. The stone is then transported to the company’s manufacturing facilities for processing. The granite is then cut into slabs and tiles using advanced machines, and finally, the finished products are exported to customers all over the world.

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