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Crafting Timeless Beauty: The Art of Carving Egyptian Alabaster

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Egyptian alabaster, also known as calcite or Egyptian marble, was a popular material used by ancient Egyptians for various sculptures and statues. Alabaster is a form of fine-grained, translucent calcite, and it was prized for its smooth texture and ability to be carved easily. The statues made from Egyptian alabaster are notable for their exquisite craftsmanship and the beautiful glow they acquire when lit from behind. Sometimes the stone is mixed with a color to produce unique statues that are not translucent. This translucent property of Egyptian alabaster was often utilized in the crafting of lamps and vessels in ancient times....

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