Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology

Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology

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Aimed primarily at Egyptologists and archaeologists, this book covers all aspects of craftwork in a ncient Egypt, from the construction of the pyramids and the carving of statues to techniques of mummification, boat-building, jewellery making, ancient brewing, carpentry, hairstyling, tailoring and basket weaving. Drawing on archaeological, experimental, ethnographic and laboratory work, it is the first book since the 1920s to describe current research into the actual basics of life in Pharaonic Egypt. The twenty-five chapters, by well-regarded scholars, present up-to-date and accessible information on a wide array of techniques.Hair was also used for threading beads to make necklaces and bracelets in the Predynastic and Early Dynastic ... goat haira#39; (Lucas 1930: 31; Reisner 1923: 313- 15), and a net-bag from Balabish was made of a#39;giraffe- tail or elephant-tail haira#39;anbsp;...

Title:Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology
Author:Paul T. Nicholson, Ian Shaw
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2000-03-23


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