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Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia

Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites in the Egyptian and Sudanese Eastern Deserts

Author: Rosemarie Klemm,Dietrich Klemm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364222508X

Category: Social Science

Page: 649

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The book presents the historical evolution of gold mining activities in the Egyptian and Nubian Desert (Sudan) from about 4000 BC until the Early Islamic Period (~800–1350 AD), subdivided into the main classical epochs including the Early Dynastic – Old and Middle Kingdoms – New Kingdom (including Kushitic) – Ptolemaic – Roman and Early Islamic. It is illustrated with many informative colour images, maps and drawings. An up to date comprehensive geological introduction gives a general overview on the gold production zones in the Eastern Desert of Egypt and northern (Nubian) Sudan, including the various formation processes of the gold bearing quartz veins mined in these ancient periods. The more than 250 gold production sites presented, are described both, from their archaeological (as far as surface inventory is concerned) and geological environmental conditions, resulting in an evolution scheme of prospection and mining methods within the main periods of mining activities. The book offers for the first time a complete catalogue of the many gold production sites in Egypt and Nubia under geological and archaeological aspects. It provides information about the importance of gold for the Pharaohs and the spectacular gold rush in Early Arab times.

Die Ortsangaben im Buch Genesis

Ein historisch-topographischer und literarisch-topographischer Kommentar

Author: Detlef Jericke

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647536105

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Detlef Jericke kommentiert alle in der Genesis vorkommenden Ortsangaben nach der Reihenfolge ihres Auftretens. Zu jeder Ortsangabe werden Lokalisierungsvorschläge diskutiert, wobei, soweit möglich, ein Vorschlag näher begründet wird. Daneben steht die literarisch-topographische Auswertung, bei welcher erörtert wird, inwieweit die Verwendung der Toponyme den Sinngehalt der Erzählungen der Genesis mitgestaltet. Insofern lässt sich von einer „topographischen Inszenierung“ der Texte sprechen. Dabei geht Jericke auch Fragen nach dem zeitgeschichtlichen Hintergrund einzelner Erzählabschnitte nach. 5 Karten veranschaulichen die Ergebnisse der topographischen Untersuchungen.

Metals in Past Societies

A Global Perspective on Indigenous African Metallurgy

Author: Shadreck Chirikure

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331911641X

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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This book seeks to communicate to both a global and local audience, the key attributes of pre-industrial African metallurgy such as technological variation across space and time, methods of mining and extractive metallurgy and the fabrication of metal objects. These processes were transformative in a physical and metaphoric sense, which made them total social facts. Because the production and use of metals was an accretion of various categories of practice, a chaine operatoire conceptual and theoretical framework that simultaneously considers the embedded technological and anthropological factors was used. The book focuses on Africa’s different regions as roughly defined by cultural geography. On the one hand there is North Africa, Egypt, the Egyptian Sudan, and the Horn of Africa which share cultural inheritances with the Middle East and on the other is Africa south of the Sahara and the Sudan which despite interacting with the former is remarkably different in terms of technological practice. For example, not only is the timing of metallurgy different but so is the infrastructure for working metals and the associated symbolic and sociological factors. The cultural valuation of metals and the social positions of metal workers were different too although there is evidence of some values transfer and multi-directional technological cross borrowing. The multitude of permutations associated with metals production and use amply demonstrates that metals participated in the production and reproduction of society. Despite huge temporal and spatial differences there are so many common factors between African metallurgy and that of other regions of the world. For example, the role of magic and ritual in metal working is almost universal be it in Bolivia, Nepal, Malawi, Timna, Togo or Zimbabwe. Similarly, techniques of mining were constrained by the underlying geology but this should not in any way suggest that Africa’s metallurgy was derivative or that the continent had no initiative. Rather it demonstrates that when confronted with similar challenges, humanity in different regions of the world responded to identical challenges in predictable ways mediated as mediated by the prevailing cultural context. The success of the use of historical and ethnographic data in understanding variation and improvisation in African metallurgical practices flags the potential utility of these sources in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Some nuance is however needed because it is simply naïve to assume that everything depicted in the history or ethnography has a parallel in the past and vice versa. Rather, the confluence of archaeology, history and ethnography becomes a pedestal for dialogue between different sources, subjects and ideas that is important for broadening our knowledge of global categories of metallurgical practice.

The World of Ancient Egypt: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

A Daily Life Encyclopedia

Author: Peter Lacovara

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692306

Category: History

Page: 585

View: 1703

This absorbing reference covers everyday life in ancient Egypt, spanning a period of more than 5,000 years—from the Stone Age to the advent of Christianity. • Supports the national standards for world history curricula • Discusses the everyday lives of average people of all levels and classes • Includes entries on architecture, tomb painting, gods and goddesses, animal mummification, sculpture, and beer and wine • Offers topical sections organized thematically to promote more in-depth study of subjects

Steine und Steinbrüche im Alten Ägypten

Author: Rosemarie Klemm,Dietrich D. Klemm

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642770274

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

View: 2092

Ausgehend von der geologischen Struktur Oberägyptens und der mineralogischen Zusammensetzung der Gesteine gehen die Autoren mit reichhaltigem Bildmaterial auf Spurensuche in alten ägyptischen Steinbrüchen. Detaillierte Beschreibungen der Steinbrüche, zahlreiche Beispiele für Steinbruch- und Steinmetztechniken, Dünnschliff- und Rasterelektronenaufnahmen sowie Farbtafeln von allen beschriebenen Gesteinen machen das Buch zu einem unentbehrlichen Hilfsmittel bei der Herkunftsbestimmung von in Museen ausgestellten Exponaten. Archäologen und Ägyptologen, Ägyptenreisende und -interessierte finden eine Fülle von interessanten Informationen über antike Steinbruchanlagen, Transport- und Abbaumethoden im alten Ägypten und nebenbei noch eine Einführung in die Geologie und Mineralogie des oberen Niltales.

Tradition & Wandel

die Keramik als Spiegel der Kulturentwicklung Thebens in der Zweiten Zwischenzeit

Author: Anne Seiler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pottery, Egyptian

Page: 243

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Tell el-Dabʻa I

Tell el-Dabʻa and Qantir, the sites and its connection with Avaris and Piramesse

Author: Labib Habachi,Péter Jánosi,Christa Mlinar,Ernst Czerny

Publisher: N.A


Category: Egypt

Page: 262

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Die altägyptischen Gaue

Author: Wolfgang Helck

Publisher: N.A


Category: Egypt

Page: 216

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Anatolian metal

Author: Ünsal Yalçin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937203348

Category: Metal-work, Prehistoric

Page: 230

View: 8899

Die Provinztempel Ägyptens von der 0. bis zur 11. Dynastie (2 vols.)

Archäologie und Geschichte einer gesellschaftlichen Institution zwischen Residenz und Provinz

Author: Richard Bußmann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900417933X

Category: Social Science

Page: 954

View: 6021

Using a wide range of archaeological and inscriptional data this book explores the social historical transformation of the early Egyptian temples from locally based institutions to royal ones during the 3rd millennium BC (Dynasty 0 to 11).

Antikes Kupfer im Timna-Tal

4000 Jahre Bergbau und Verhüttung in der Arabah (Israel)

Author: Hans Günter Conrad,Benno Rothenberg,Werner Kroker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 6151

Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin

100 Meisterwerke

Author: Dietrich Wildung,Fabian Reiter,Olivia Zorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803033338

Category: Art

Page: 191

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Die altägyptischen Pyramidentexte

nach den Papierabdrücken und Photographien des Berliner Museums

Author: Kurt Sethe

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487025957

Category: Inscriptions, Egyptian

Page: 309

View: 7726

Osiris, Kreuz und Halbmond

Author: Emma Brunner-Traut,Hellmut Brunner,Johanna Zick-Nissen,Stuttgart (Germany). Kulturamt,Kestner-Museum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 239

View: 1733

Wadi Bakht

Landschaftsarchäologie einer Siedlungskammer im Gilf Kebir

Author: Ursula Tegtmeier

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bakht Wadi (Egypt)

Page: 372

View: 5561

Atlas der Hölzer Saudi Arabiens

Author: Christian Jagiella,Harald Kürschner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Shrubs

Page: 176

View: 8536

Das grabdenkmal des königs Ne-user-reʻ

Author: Ludwig Borchardt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Egypt

Page: 184

View: 8266

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