Edited By: Paul T Nicholson and Ian Shaw
702 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, maps
Study of the procurement and processing of raw materials employed by the ancient Egyptians over the five millennia of the Predynastic and Pharaonic periods. Among the topics covered are stone quarrying, the building of temples and pyramids, techniques for preserving meat, fish, and poultry, glass and faience, the baking of bread, brewing of beers, preparation of oils and perfumes, and the mummification of humans and animals.
'Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology augments and extends Lucas's work. The editors have enlisted the specialist knowledge of thirty-four scholars to accomplish their purpose, and the resulting volume is very impressive.' Times Literary Supplement
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