Turquoise in Ancient Egypt: Concept and Role


£27.00
S2602
9781407312347
Ahmed Mohamed Ali Mansour
2014
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Description

The present work is an attempt to give a comprehensive overview of turquoise and its role in Ancient Egypt. Turquoise was mined mainly in Sinai, at Maghara and at Serabit el Khadim, where the stone occurs in the sandstone rock. Ancient Egyptian mineralogical studies have neglected turquoise, focussing instead on the study of other minerals and metals such as gold, silver, and copper.