Wednesday, November 24, 2004

alabaster

This substance, the "alabaster" of scripture, is often termed Oriental alabaster, since the early examples came from the East. The Greek name alabastrites is said to be derived from the town of Alabastron, in Egypt, where the stone was quarried, but the locality probably owed its name to the mineral; the origin of the mineral-name is obscure, and it has been suggested that it may have had an Arabic origin. The Oriental alabaster was highly esteemed for making small perfume-bottles or ointment vases called alabastra; and this has been conjectured to be a possible source of the name. Alabaster was also employed in Egypt for Canopic jars and various other sacred and sepulchral objects. A splendid sarcophagus, sculptured in a single block of translucent Oriental alabaster from Alabastron, is in the Soane Museum, London. This was discovered by Giovanni Belzoni, in 1817, in the tomb of Seti I, near Thebes, and was purchased by Sir John Soane, having previously been offered to the British Museum. florida discounted dental care Architectural Outdoor Lighting outdoor villa lighting cheap spanish holiday

5 Comments:

Blogger Dene' said...

I just read your blog Cute buddy, – very nice. I made myself a blog, I have a womens perfume site. It pretty much covers womens perfume related stuff. Check it out if you have the time.

8:20 AM  
Blogger DigitalCamera said...

Blogs are relatively new and entrepreneurs and corporations alike are just now starting to experiment with using them .
Very informative blog site Cute buddy.

I have a discount designer perfume site. It pretty much covers discount designer perfume related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time.

9:56 AM  
Blogger DigitalCamera said...

Blogs are relatively new and entrepreneurs and corporations alike are just now starting to experiment with using them .
Very informative blog site Cute buddy.

I have a perfume site. It pretty much covers perfume related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time.

10:52 PM  
Blogger MP3 Doctor said...

Hey Cute buddy, great blog! Keep it up.

I have a http://www.sacredperfumes.com fragrance site. It pretty much covers fragrance related stuff.

Come and have a look if you get time :-)

9:29 AM  
Blogger Den said...

Hi Cute buddy, I was just surfing around and found your page!
Very cool,I like finding all this interesting stuff.
If you are interested, go see my discount designer perfume related site.
It isnt anything special but you might still find something of interest.

7:33 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home