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Carving hard stones with copper chisels is impossible


Look at this magnificent statue of the Pharoah Khafre that is in the Cairo Museum. It is life-sized and carved with the most intricate detail in a very hard stone called anorthosite gneiss. The museum guides, and the written text that the museum provides, say that the statue was made by hitting it with diorite […]