Pots Originated in Large Hollow Rocks

In 17th century BCE Egypt, soapstone, a soft stone (steatite) was easily carved, and a good heat conductor was used for making cooking pots.

Date:
      1600 BCE
Location:
      Egypt


Additional Information:

  • Soapstone – Wikipedia
    Ancient Egyptian Scarab signet/amulets were most commonly made from glazed steatite. Soapstone is used for inlaid designs, sculpture, coasters, and kitchen countertops and sinks. … Vikings hewed soapstone directly from the stone face, shaped it into cooking pots, and sold these at home and abroad.
  • Where Can Soapstone Be Found? | Sciencing
    Apr 24, 2017 – Soapstone, also known as steatite, can be found all over the world. … heat, soapstone has been used by many cultures for cooking pots, …
  • Egyptian Pottery – Venice Clay Artists
    Enameled pottery of Egypt : The art of covering pottery with enamel was invented by the Egyptians at a very early date. Steatite (or soapstone, as some varieties …

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