Front cover image for Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia : Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites in the Egyptian and Sudanese Eastern Deserts

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

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 va
eBook, English, 2011
Springer, Dordrecht, 2011