[b-hebrew] Birthing stones

Joseph I. Lauer josephlauer at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 7 23:07:14 EDT 2004

    A number of articles have been written and posted on the Internet with
regard to the discovery of ancient Egyptian birthing bricks.
    Unfortunately, a short feature with an illustration in (I believe)
Biblical Archaeology Review is not available on the Internet.
    The University of Pennsylvania press release concerning the discovery,
dated July 25, 2002, and entitled "Archaeologists uncover 3700-year-old
'magical' birth brick in Egypt", may be viewed at
    Copies of the otherwise-archived New York Times article on the
discovery, dated August 6, 2002, and entitled "Ancient 'Birth Bricks' Found
in Egypt", with an illustration, may be viewed at the following related
    A related posting, entitled "The Magic of Childbirth in Middle Kingdom
Egypt", may be viewed at
    Joseph I. Lauer
    Brooklyn, New York

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