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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Turquoise in Ancient Egypt: Concept and Role

£34.00
Author:
Ahmed Mohamed Ali Mansour
Publication Year:
2014
Language:
English
Paperback:
124pp. Includes 24 figures, 1 colour plate
ISBN 10:
1407312340
ISBN:
9781407312347
BAR number:
S2602
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BOOK 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.