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Jigsaws of Ancient Egypt 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.

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'PHARAOH JIGSAWS'
PHOTOGRAPHY OF EGYPT
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART
MAPS OF EGYPT
JIGSAWS WITH EXTRA ACTIVITIES
JIGSAW BOOKS
EGYPT / WORLD JIGSAW PUZZLES
JIGSAW ACCESSORIES

EGYPT: PHOTOGRAPHIC JIGSAWS

EGYPT PHOTOGRAPHIC JIGSAWS: HISTORIC

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.

DOMINIQUE VIVANT DENON AT WORK IN THE DESERT, Upper Egypt (1802) - JIGSAW

(see left)

HOWARD CARTER AT THE ENTRANCE TO TUTANKHAMUNS TOMB - JIGSAW

A historic moment - the eyes of the world were on the work of Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt after he discovered King Tutankhamun's Tomb and its dazzling treasures.
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JIGSAW: THE HYPOSTYLE HALL - TEMPLE OF AMUN-RE (1878) - JIGSAW

A beautiful black & white Victorian image of the Temple of Amun-Re at Karnak, Luxor in Egypt.

EGYPT JIGSAWS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

LIMESTONE RELIEF AT ABU SIMBEL TEMPLE - JIGSAW


The carving featured in this jigsaw shows Hittite soldiers.
(see left)

JIGSAW: TRADE IN ANCIENT EGYPT

EGYPT PHOTOGRAPHIC JIGSAWS: MODERN

FELUCCAS ON THE NILE, ELEPHANTINE ISLAND, ASWAN - JIGSAW

A jigsaw featuring the ancient style of transport - sailing in a felucca - on the Nile in modern Egypt.
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GRAND TEMPLE OF AMUN-RE - JIGSAW

THE PYRAMIDS DURING THE NILE FLOOD (1888)

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MASSIVE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN STATUES AND COLUMNS

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GENERAL VIEW OF THE GRAND TEMPLE OF AMUN-RE

AVENUE OF RAM-HEADED SPHINXES, TEMPLE OF AMUN-RE

GRANITE PILLARS WITH LOTUS AND PAPYRUS DECORATION, TEMPLE OF AMUN-RE




JIGSAWS OF PHARAOHS

Egypt Pharaoh Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzle Ball EGYPT PHARAOH RAVENSBURGER JIGSAW PUZZLE BALL
240 Pieces

Puzzleball Jigsaws are a real challenge! you can also scroll down and see some alternative display stands - including a magnetic hanging display which allows you to suspend any size of completed Puzzleball jigsaw from the ceiling.

You can also buy the Puzzleball jigsaw magnetic ceiling hangers separately.

The ceiling hagers are particularly effective with the Puzzleball World Jigsaw 'Puzzleball World' Jigsaw

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JUMBO PUZZLE GOLD COLLECTION - THE QUEEN OF ARMANA (1000 pieces) "THE QUEEN OF ARMANA" JIGSAW PUZZLE

Jumbo Jigsaw - Gold Collection (1000 pieces)

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Jumbo Jigsaw (1000 pieces)

PHARAOH PUZZLES

Ravensburger Puzzle - Tutankhamen (1000 pieces)

Ravensburger Egyptians Puzzleball with display stand (Ravensburger Puzzleball, 540 pieces) age 14 - adult
Finished Puzzle Size: 22cm diameter ball
The pieces are also numbered on the back to help complete the puzzle
(At last check the 'Egyptians Puzzleball' was unavailable)

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Tutankhamen Puzzleball (1000 pieces)

Sculpture Puzzle Pharaoh Ancient Egypt Puzzle Sphere Jigsaw, 9" Diameter, 540 pieces

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Wonderful Jigsaws of Historic Egypt



EGYPT MAP JIGSAW PUZZLES

JIGSAW: 17th CENTURY MAP OF ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT

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Prints of this picture are available in various sizes, framed or unframed.

GIANT MAGIC PUZZLE MAP OF ANCIENT EGYPT (see below)

EGYPT: MAP MYSTERIES MYSTERY JIGSAW PUZZLE Univ Games (2001)




'EGYPT' JIGSAW PUZZLES WITH ACTIVITIES / SPECIAL 'EXTRA' FEATURES

Galt GIANT MAGIC PUZZLE - ANCIENT EGYPT GIANT MAGIC PUZZLE MAP OF ANCIENT EGYPT (Galt)

Wow - this puzzle has great heat sensitive patches — warm them us with your hand and they reveal hidden secrets . . .

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



EGYPT JIGSAW BOOKS

THE USBORNE ANCIENT EGYPT JIGSAW BOOK
Usborne Publishing Ltd

Robust jigsaw pieces slot in and out of the amazing artwork in this vibrant and striking jigsaw book — what an original, informative and compelling introduction to life in the land of the pharaohs! Discover the huge importance of the River Nile, the life of ordinary ancient Egyptians, the court of the pharaoh and the magnificence of the pyramids. Children enjoy the interactivity of completing a jigsaw — so they naturally absorb the irresistable (but 'key') information about this ancient civilization which is cleverly built in to every double page spread!

"ANCIENT EGYPT" JIGSAW PUZZLE STORY BOOK (Jigsaw Books)
Flame Tree Publishing (2007)

The 4 puzzles feature KingTutenkhamun, Rameses II and the Valley of the Kings - and interesting facts and figures are included.

ALEX AND PENNY IN EGYPT (Jigsaw Book)
by Giada Francia

Four great pop-out jigsaw puzzles.

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

More 'Egypt' Jigsaws
Hugo Prades 26008 Puzzle - Egypt (1000 pcs) King Tut - 1,000 Piece Gibsons Jigsaw Puzzle Clementoni Jigsaw Puzzle - Beyond Egypt (1500 pieces)

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USBORNE JIGSAW BOOKS
JIGSAW BOOKS



EGYPT / WORLD PUZZLES

WORLD TIME ZONE PUZZLE (140 piece)

140 piece puzzle featuring an up to date world map, times zones and flags of the world.

THE WORLD - TRAY PUZZLE

World map with plenty of extra images and facts in a quality puzzle. The tray and raised edge makes it easier for children to play with, and easy to store.




Jigsaw ACCESSORIES
Jigsaw Storage / Jigsaw Transport / Jigsaw Display

A jigsaw puzzle roll provides a convenient plain background upoon which to sort your jigsaw puzzle pieces - and makes it easy to roll up and move your jigsaw in minutes. Start your jigsaw on the Puzzle Roll mat so that you can take your time over completing it. When you want to move it, just roll it up - and when you unroll it, your pieces still be in the position you left them.

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.

Tips

  • Put a non-stick sheet (eg. bags from cereal boxes) underneath the jigsaw (picture side up) which you are about to glue.
  • Do not glue as you go
  • wait until the glue is absolutely dry before attempting to move or handle the glue-coated jigsaw puzzle
  • Cover the surface of your jigsaw puzzle evenly with several thin coats of glue, brushing it into the joints of your jigsaw puzzle
  • Allow each coat dry thoroughly between coats. Too much glue at once causes the jigsaw puzzle to swell, and the picture to begin may peel off.
  • If the edges of the jigsaw curl up after gluing, turn the puzzle over and brush glue on the back of the puzzle.

JIGBOARD 1000
Gibsons Puzzle

JIGSAW PUZZLE ROLL
Good Ideas

Completed sections and loose pieces cling to the tabletop acrylic felt mat, so you won't lose any pieces.

JUMBO PORTAPUZZLE DELUXE 1000
by Jumbo

The JUMBO PORTAPUZZLE Deluxe 1000 can contain a jigsaw up to 36" x 48" (approx. 2000 pieces)


JUMBO JIGROLL 1000
by Jumbo

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PUZZLE CONSERVER PERMANENT ADHESIVE
by Ravensburger

Ravensburger's Puzzle Conserver Adhesive comes ready to use and is easy to apply.

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.

METALLIC PUZZLE CONSERVER
by Ravensburger

This ready to use adhesive dries with a shiny finish, and the 100g bottle should be sufficient for 2 jigsaws of 1000 pieces.

JIGSAW PUZZLE FIXATIVE
by Jumbo

PUZZLEBALL DELUXE MAGNETIC DISPLAYER
by Ravensburger

This special magnetic display stand for makes it easy to spin your Puzzleball around to view all sides - and it fits Puzzleballs of any size.

PUZZLEBALL MAGNETIC SUSPENSION KIT
by Ravensburger

This Puzzleball Magnet Suspension Kit will turn any size of Puzzleball (i.e. from 60 - 540 pieces) into a hanging ceiling display. Fun - and perfect if you are running short of display space!

JIGSTORE 500

The Jigstore holds up to eleven completed Jigsaws, ready to slide into a Jigframe. It's also an accessible way of storing completed jigsaw puzzles and still being able to easily get them out for display.

JIGSORT 1000
by Gibsons Games

To use this portable puzzle carrier, assemble the puzzle is on the separate rigid, fabric-covered Jigboard and sort the 'waiting' pieces into separate sort trays - which fit snugly on top of the Jigboard whenyou need to move the jigsaw puzzle. Each sort tray has its own lid so tht the pieces stay in place during storage. and so provide a lid, which keeps all the jigsaw pieces firmly in place. Before moving or storing your jigsaw, zip the Jigboard and the sort trays inside the metallic silver carrying case - no more lost jigsaw pieces.

PUZZLEKADDY (420s)
GOOD IDEAS

Puzzlekaddy is lightweight with an integral carry-handle. It has a specially designed rigid non-slip work surface, allowing you to make, move and store puzzles (up to 1000 pieces, size 28.5" x 21")

JIGSAFE - NESTED BOXES FOR JIGSAW PUZZLE PIECES
by Gibsons Games

Heavy quality cardboard box and seven nesting trays (with false bottoms for easy access) for sorting puzzle pieces by colour and shade. When the trays are nested and the lid replaced, the compact Jigsafe measures just 374x273x53mm, and will take up to 1000 pieces. The boxes fit quite tightly together - it's a shame they didn't attach ribbon to each box to make it easier to separate each box from the stack.

BAMBOO LAZY SUSAN
by Cargo

This lovely bamboo 'lazy susan' makes a very useful "Rotating Puzzle Board" enabling you to reach all sides of your jigsaw puzzle without knocking half your pieces to the floor - you can add a lightweight piece of foamboard to the top to extend the size to match your jigsaw.

A plain wood, acacia wood, rubberwood or '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.

JIGSAW FRAMES

JIGFRAME 1000
by Gibsons Puzzle

Jigframes are a way of framing your jigsaw - in moments - without using any glue. Your jigsaw can still be UNASSEMBLED - so you can enjoy seeing your framed picture hanging on the wall and still be able to take it apart and remake it later!

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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JIGSAFE
by Gibsons Puzzle

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