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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Gold and Goldmining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia
    Subtitle
    Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites in the Egyptian and Sudanese Eastern Deserts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dietrich D. Klemm, By (author) Rosmarie Klemm
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 669
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 1,701 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783642225079
    ISBN 10: 3642225071
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: KNAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    LC subject heading:
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 333.7, 932
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    BISAC V2.8: NAT038000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    LC classification: CC
    BIC subject category V2: HDT
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAE
    B&T Approval Code: A56010200
    LC classification: TN260
    Libri: ERDE6026, GEOL6000, ARCH1000, P0039527, OEKO2030
    LC classification: CC1-960, QE38, H1-970.9
    Thema V1.0: KNA, NKD, NKT
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Edition statement
    2012
    Illustrations note
    68 black & white illustrations, 519 colour illustrations, biography
    Publisher
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
    Imprint name
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
    Publication date
    01 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Berlin
    Review quote
    From the book reviews: "This book is certainly one of the best records of early mining for any part of the world. We should be most grateful to the authors for compiling so systematic a record of these remains. Archaeologists should waste no time in investigating these settlements before they fall prey to further mining." (David Killick, Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, Vol. 48 (4), 2013)
    Back cover copy
    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. "
    Table of 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.