This British stone event is important for our branch because every two years the best architectural work to have incorporated stone is recognised at Natural Stone Awards, prestigious awards of British stone industry.
The latest excavations can give answers to questions frequently asked by contemporary people. Unique drawings, which show loading and transport of blocks made from materials extracted in quarries situated there, were found in late January 2015 on the archaeological site in Gebel El Silsila on the banks of the Nile.
The mausoleum was uncovered by archaeologists from the Czech Institute of Egyptology under the guidance of Dr Miroslav Barta, who are carrying out excavations on the site near Abu-Sir, which is situated southwest of Cairo. For ancient Egyptians this area used to be a funeral complex situated in Memphis, a former capital city.