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Colourful wall paintings of Pharaohs scenes from battles or daily life, sculptures and amazing ancient Egyptian architecture. The landscape is beautiful, maps of Egypt are fascinating and artists and photographers have always loved to document the wonderful land of Egypt. Ancient Egypt is a fantastic pictorial source for the jigsaw manufacturers!
Special feature abound - there are 3-D jigsaws, including 'Puzzleballs' - and jigsaws with special heat-sensitive patches that only reveal their clues when you warm them with your hand. Some jigsaws come with extra activities or provide contextual information, making them a very useful learning resource.
The photographic jigsaws often feature Luxor and The Valley of the Kings - one fantastic black & white jigsaw shows Howard Carter at the entrance of the newly discovered tomb and treasures of King Tutankhamun.
Some fascinating photographic jigsaws featuring 19th & 20th century photography.
Note: Prints of the jigsaw pictures are often available (link next to some jigsaws) - but it is always worth checking for yourself.
You can also buy the Puzzleball jigsaw magnetic ceiling hangers separately.
The ceiling hagers are particularly effective with the 'Puzzleball World' Jigsaw
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see more from RavensburgerRavensburger Egyptians Puzzleball with display stand (Ravensburger Puzzleball, 540 pieces) age 14 - adult
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GIANT MAGIC PUZZLE MAP OF ANCIENT EGYPT (see below)
Add that special feature to the colourful, bright, fun and educational scene of daily life in Ancient Egypt — with delightful comic touches — and you've got a winner!
Children from 4 and up will enjoy spotting who has tripped over something - or is getting into mischief. Discover how the pyramids were built as Pharaoh visits his stonemasons. See the embalmers preparing a mummy for burial. What ancient series and treasures are hiding in the picture? Rub each of the 20 magic patches with your finger to find out.
A typically sturdy, wipe-clean 80 piece Galt jigsaw (completed size 68cm x 46cm)
Phantom Pharaoh: Puzzle Adventure (Funfax) by Jenni Fleetwood
Sculpture Puzzle Pharaoh (BV Leisure)
Pharaoh's Puzzle (Lagoon)
Gibsons Puzzle - King Tut - 1,000 Piece Jigsaw (Gibsons Games)
Lot, Stock, and Pharaoh: Quizzles About Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph by Roger Howerton
Based on the book ALEX AND PENNY Mission No. 2: "The Mystery of the 9 Scarabs: In Egypt" by Giada Francia (in which Alex, Penny and a new friend are searching for nine lost scarabs
- see kids books about Egypt
Note: The image (see right) is of the story book cover - there is no image of the jigsaw book
Turntables (such as 'lazy susans' or icing turntables) can be used as rotating puzzle boards make it easier for you to reach all sides of your jigsaw puzzle.
Special glues - applied with a brush or sponge - hold your completed jigsaw puzzle together, ready for display. Before you use glue on your jigsaw, be completely certain that you will never want to break up and re-make your puzzle - because you won't be able to! Although the glues are shown in the 'toy' department, their use requires adult supervision; glue is not intended as toy.
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The 200g bottle contains enough glue to fix 150cm x 150cm of puzzle area - which should be sufficient for 4 jigsaws of 1000 pieces. The glue turns clear after one hour of drying.
Note: "glow in the dark" jigsaw puzzles appear to lose some depth of colour and lose their ability to 're-charge' their glow after coating with this product.
'renewable forest' rubberwood
or bamboo style 'lazy susan' without dishes - so that there are no ledges or recesses - is probably better than glass or shiny and slippery plastic. Marble would be very heavy and cold!
Cake decorating turntables might also be useful.
To use the Jigframe, simply slide out a shallow hidden drawer in the Jigframe, slide your puzzle into the drawer and lay the transparent acrylic sheet on top, before closing the drawer.
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