A stop over at an Alabaster Shop in Luxor

Trip Start Jan 26, 2010
Trip End Feb 16, 2010

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The Medea Cruise Ship in Egypt

Flag of Egypt  , Nile River Valley,
Saturday, February 6, 2010

On our way to the Valley of the Queens, a brief stop was made at an Alabaster Shop where a demonstration was given showing us how this dense translucent, white/tinted fine-grained kind of rock was processed from its rocky nature into a beautiful polished vase or into any other desired shape.

It was interesting just listening to the pleasant merchant and once he had finished talking, we wandered inside the shop.  I didn't purchase anything but one of the locals gave me a small piece of the stone as a souvenir.

Thankful for alabaster!

Monique   :-) 
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