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I AM TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER A UNIT A 6TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS ON EGYPT. WHILE IN EGYPT WE WERE TOLD THAT THE PAINTING ON THE WALLS OF THE TOMBS AND TEMPLES WERE A RESULT OF PAINT MADE FROM ROCKS. AT THE TIME I WASN'T CONTEMPLATING TEACHING SO DIDN'T THINK TO ASK HOW THIS WAS DONE. I DON'T THINK ANYONE CAN TRUELY APPRECIATE THE VIVID COLORS STILL PRESENT TODAY IN THESE TEMPLES. TO TRY AND SHOW THE STUDENTS I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MIX SOME PAINT THAT MAY HAVE BEEN USED BY EGYPTIANS BUT I HAVEN'T HAD ANY LUCK IN ONE FINDING OUT WHAT ROCKS, MINERAL, OR GEMS COULD HAVE BEEN USED AND SECONDLY HOW THESE WOULD HAVE BEEN APPLIED. THANK YOU Cherilyn G. Crittenden
Re: How was the paint made that was used in the temples and tumbs in Egypt?
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