Alabaster Quarries of Hatnub are located about 65 kilometers to the south of the city of Menia and few meters away from Tel El Amarna City. It was the main source for alabaster stones used for building temples and sculpturing statues in Ancient Egypt since the Old Kingdom till the Roman Period. The site was annexed to the residences of the the workers of the alabaster quarries and there were some magnificent hieroglyphic inscriptions retailing the history of the place. At the beginning, this precious stone was used only by kings and queens, but later it was used by some of the nobles and prominent officials and there were numerous battles for possessing it. Senwosret I Tomb that was transferred to Karnak open-air Museum is one of the most fascinating necropolises enclosing alabaster statues and artifacts.