How Egypt’s Stone Carvers Keep Their Ancestor’s Traditions Alive (Video)
Deep in the heart of Luxor, Egypt, Sayed Al-Mataany stands amidst a treasure trove of seemingly ancient artifacts, his skilled hands etching intricate hieroglyphs onto vases and sculptures using techniques passed down for over a millennium. But in the wake of the pandemic and other blows to the tourism industry, Al-Mataany's craft is threatened with extinction. By studying the world of this master craftsman and exploring his unwavering dedication to preserving a centuries-old tradition, maybe we can help save it.
Top image: An artisan carves Egyptian hieroglyphs on a stone tablet. Source: EdNurg / Adobe Stock.