Egyptian Grinding Corn

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 19 March 2018

This limestone statuette depicts a servant grinding corn on what appears to be a quern. Figurines and statuettes were placed insides tombs as early as the 1st Dynasty (3100-2890 BCE). The majority of them are doing bakery, brewery, butchery, as well as a variety of everyday activities, depicting crucial stages in the production of food and drink. Each tomb may contain 1 - 100 servant figurines. 6th Dynasty, 2345-2181 BCE. From Egypt, precise provenance of excavation is unknown. (Thr British Museum, London).

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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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2018, March 19). Egyptian Grinding Corn. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Egyptian Grinding Corn." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 19, 2018.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Egyptian Grinding Corn." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Mar 2018. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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