الجمعة، 12 يناير 2018

WHAT IS A NUMMULITES of Fayoum Oasis Egypt


A nummulite is a large lenticular fossil,  subdivided by septa into chambers. Nummulites commonly vary in diameter from 1.2 cm to 5 cm and are common in Teritiary marine rocks - particularly around southwest Asia and the Mediterranean (limestones from Egypt).

The ancient Egyptians used nummulite shells as coins and the pyramids were constructed using limestone that contained Nummulites. It is not surprising then that the name "Nummulites" is a diminutive form to the Latin Nummulus meaning "little coin" a reference to their shape.

THE PYRAMIDS IN GIZEH WERE BUILT WITH NUMMULITES

Many of Egypt's most famous monuments, such as the Sphinx and Cheops, contain hundreds of thousands of marine fossils, most of which are fully intact and preserved in the walls of the structures, according to a new study.

The study's authors suggest that the stones that make up the examined monuments at Giza plateau, Fayum and Abydos must have been carved out of natural stone since they reveal what chunks of the sea floor must have looked like over 4'000 years ago, when the buildings were erected.

"The observed random emplacement and strictly homogenous distribution of the fossil shells within the whole rock is in harmony with their initial in situ setting in a fluidal sea bottom environment", wrote loans Liritzis and his colleagues from the University of the Aegean and the University of Athens.

The analysis determined the primary building material were "pinky" granites, black and white granites, sandstones and various types of limestones. The latter was found to contain "numerous shell fossils of Nummulites gen". At Cheops alone, they constituted a proportion of up to 40 percent of the whole building stone rock.

When horizontally bisected, a Nummulite appears as a perfect spiral. Since they were common in ancient Egypt, it's believed the shells were actually used as coins, perhaps explaining their name.

NUMMULITE of  Fayoum oasis Egypt famous as (Qaroun piasters)

WHAT IS A NUMMULITES of  Fayoum Oasis Egypt


WHAT IS A NUMMULITES of  Fayoum Oasis Egypt

WHAT IS A NUMMULITES of  Fayoum Oasis Egypt

WHAT IS A NUMMULITES of  Fayoum Oasis Egypt








WHAT IS A NUMMULITES of  Fayoum Oasis Egypt






WHAT IS A NUMMULITES of  Fayoum Oasis Egypt


WHAT IS A NUMMULITES of  Fayoum Oasis Egypt




WHAT IS A NUMMULITES of  Fayoum Oasis Egypt

WHAT IS A NUMMULITES of  Fayoum Oasis Egypt



WHAT IS A NUMMULITES of  Fayoum Oasis Egypt


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SIZE: different  cm


I started collecting Desert Glass and Pseudomorphs from the  Desert when living in Egypt about 20 years ago.

الأربعاء، 3 يناير 2018

شعراء الفيوم | الشاعر البدوى فوزى سليمان الرمحى مؤرخ ونسابه وشاعر بدوي بالفيوم

شعراء الفيوم | الشاعر البدوى فوزى سليمان الرمحى مؤرخ ونسابه وشاعر بدوي

الشيخ / فوزي إبن سليمان إبن محمد إبن خالد إبن فراج إبن عبد القادر إبن زيدان الرُمحي الفايدي البرغوثي الكعبي العلاقي العوفي السُلمي تم اختياره امين لجنه الانساب بالمجلس المصري للقبائل المصريه والعربيه برئاسه المهندس موسي مصطفي موسي ابن قبيله الجوازي الحمر من قبائل بني سليم العدناني .
حضر نصر اكتوبر 1973 وكان يعمل في احدي الشركات فني واختير من الشركه بالعمل عند قناه السويس .وكتب قصيده عن نصر اكتوبر المجيد .

مقيم بمحافظه الفيوم - مركز اطسا - قريه دانيال - عزبه محمد خالد فراج 

ــ شيخ قبيلة الرماح من البراغيث من قبائل السعادي من الكعوب من سُليم بن منصور
ــ منسب القبائل البدويه بقصر الثقافه والمراجع على كتب الأنساب والتراث البدوي
ــ خبير دراسه الأنساب لجمعيه إحياء التراث عضويه رقم ( 59 ) 
4 ــ عضو مركز حضارة وتراث الفيوم عن الأنساب البدويه 
5 ــ عضو نادي الأدب والشعر البدوي الشعبي والمهرجانات الدوليه

شعراء الفيوم | الشاعر البدوى فوزى سليمان الرمحى مؤرخ ونسابه وشاعر بدوي