Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia : Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites in the Egyptian and Sudanese Eastern Deserts (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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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: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint : Springer, 2013.
Series: Natural science in archaeology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st ed. 2013View all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemarie Klemm; Dietrich Klemm
ISBN: 1283934795 9781283934794 9783642225086 364222508X
OCLC Number: 1126453467
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (663 pages)
Contents: Archaeological Chronology fo Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubian Sudan --
Value of Gold in Ancient Egypt --
Analyses of Gold and Observations on Ancient Egyptian Goldsmithing --
Summary on the Sequential and Spatial Distribution of Ancient Gold Producing Sites in the Egyptian and Nubian Eastern Deserts.
Series Title: Natural science in archaeology.
Responsibility: by Rosemarie Klemm, Dietrich Klemm.

Abstract:

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.

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