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Economy And Industry In Ancient Egypt

Author : Leslie C. Kaplan
ISBN : 0823989364
Genre : History
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Describes the industries and economic system of ancient Egypt.
Category: History

Handbook To Life In Ancient Egypt

Author : Ann Rosalie David
ISBN : 0195132157
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Chronicles Egyptian civilization from the Predynastic Period to the end of Roman rule, arranged thematically in chapters such as "Religion of the Living," "Architecture and Building," and "Everyday Life."
Category: Literary Criticism

Ancient Mesopotamian Materials And Industries

Author : Peter Roger Stuart Moorey
ISBN : 1575060426
Genre : Social Science
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This is the first systematic attempt to survey in detail the archaeological evidence for the crafts and craftsmanship of the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia, covering the period ca. 8000-300 B.C.E. As creators of some of the earliest farming and urban communities known to us, these people were among the first pioneers of many crafts and skills that remain fundamental to modern ways of life. Many of the raw materials for crafts had to be imported from outside the river valley of the Tigris and Euphrates, providing an unusually sensitive indicator of the commercial and cultural contacts of Mesopotamia. In this book, Dr. Moorey reviews briefly the textual evidence, and then goes on to examine in detail the material evidence for a wide range of crafts using stones, both common and ornamental, animal products--from hippopotamus ivory to ostrich egg-shells--ceramics, glazed materials and glass, metals, and building materials. With a comprehensive bibliography, this will be a key work of reference for archaeologists and those interested in the early history of crafts and technology, as well as for specialist historians of the ancient Near East.
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Ancient Egyptian Materials And Technology

Author : Paul T. Nicholson
ISBN : 0521452570
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Economy And Industry In Ancient Greece

Author : Melanie Apel
ISBN : 0823989429
Genre : History
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The Greeks in ancient times were fishermen, soldiers, farmers, sculptors, architects, and more. Students will learn about foreign and domestic trade and how Greece expanded its empire to gain valuable natural resources that it lacked. They will also learn about the pottery industry in which the famous red-figure and black-figure techniques were used.
Category: History