Denys A. Stocks's Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology: Stoneworking Technology PDF

By Denys A. Stocks

ISBN-10: 0203430239

ISBN-13: 9780203430231

During this clean and interesting quantity, Denys A. shares examines the archaeological and pictorial proof for masonry in historic Egypt. via a chain of experiments during which he assessments and evaluates over 200 reconstructed and duplicate instruments, he brings alive the equipment and practices of historic Egyptian craftworking, highlighting the concepts and advances made by way of this impressive civilisation.

This useful method of knowing the basics of historical Egyptian stoneworking exhibits the evolution of instruments and methods, and the way those come jointly to supply the wonders of Egyptian paintings and structure.
Comprehensively illustrated with over 2 hundred images and drawings, Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology will carry a clean standpoint to the puzzles of Egyptian craft and expertise. by means of combining the information of a latest engineer with the procedure of an archaeologist and historian, Denys shares has created a piece that might seize the mind's eye of all Egyptology students and fans.

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102–19. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasty Theban tombs of Puyemre (Th 39), Rekhmire (Th 100), Amenhotpe-si-se (Th 75), Sebekhotep (Th 63), Nebamun and Ipuky (Th 181) and Neferrenpet (Th 178). 1 The story contains the teaching and advice that Dua-Khety gives to his son Pepy regarding the scribal profession and literature. Dua Khety emphasizes the attractiveness of the office of scribe by describing the uncomfortable and tiring occupations of the stoneworker, the coppersmith, the carpenter, the jeweller, the reed-cutter, the potter, the bricklayer, the furnace-tender, and several other workers.

I, 1955, pp. 102–19. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasty Theban tombs of Puyemre (Th 39), Rekhmire (Th 100), Amenhotpe-si-se (Th 75), Sebekhotep (Th 63), Nebamun and Ipuky (Th 181) and Neferrenpet (Th 178). 1 The story contains the teaching and advice that Dua-Khety gives to his son Pepy regarding the scribal profession and literature. Dua Khety emphasizes the attractiveness of the office of scribe by describing the uncomfortable and tiring occupations of the stoneworker, the coppersmith, the carpenter, the jeweller, the reed-cutter, the potter, the bricklayer, the furnace-tender, and several other workers.

35–7, 61–2. , pp. 27–8, 41. 16 Before the advent of grinding tubular holes into hard stones with copper tubes and sand abrasive, hard stone vessels must have been internally ground with stone borers and sand. There was no other non-destructive, relatively low-risk method available to craftworkers. 17 M. Amer, ‘Annual report of the Maadi excavations, 1930–32’, Bulletin of the Faculty of Arts I, 1933; M. Amer, ‘Annual report of the Maadi excavations, 1935’, CdÉ XI, 1936. 7 cm in diameter, was found at the Fifth Dynasty complex of Sahure by L.

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