HELWAN, EGYPT - JUNE 18: Egyptian "baweb" stands guard inside a Chinese loaned marble yard on June 18, 2012 in Shak El Thoaban, in Helwan, Egypt.
Shak El Thoaban, literally meaning the "snake's throat" is a large industrial zone mined for marble and granite. Over the past years, many Chinese export companies have rented lots to buy and export large amounts of cut stone to China. Although much of the manual work is done by Egyptian workers, some Chinese labors do handle the cutting of the marble. Generally however Chinese engineers supervise all handling and packaging of these colossal stones.