The Turin papyrus map is over 3000 years old. More than 100 years of study mainly by egyptologists and by some geologists demonstrate that it shows workings in a known ancient mining and quarrying district of Upper Egypt (the Wadi Hammamat). It seems to have been made in connection with the transportation (and damage?) of a statue from the quarries. The map is significant because of its antiquity and because it shows substantial geological information which underlies the mining and quarrying knowledge which it contains.

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