Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology: Stoneworking Technology in Ancient Egypt

By Denys A. Stocks

During this clean and fascinating quantity, Denys A. shares examines the archaeological and pictorial proof for masonry in historic Egypt. via a chain of experiments during which he checks and evaluates over 200 reconstructed and duplicate instruments, he brings alive the equipment and practices of historical Egyptian craftworking, highlighting the concepts and advances made via this awesome civilisation.
This sensible method of knowing the basics of historical Egyptian stoneworking indicates the evolution of instruments and methods, and the way those come jointly to provide the wonders of Egyptian artwork and structure.
Comprehensively illustrated with over 2 hundred images and drawings, Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology will deliver a clean standpoint to the puzzles of Egyptian craft and expertise. by means of combining the information of a latest engineer with the method of an archaeologist and historian, Denys shares has created a piece that may trap the mind's eye of all Egyptology students and lovers

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7, 2. eight, 2. nine, 2. 18, 2. 19). For quarries, see J. Röder, ‘Steinbruchgeschichte des Rosengranits von Assuan’, Archäologischer Anzeiger three, 1965, pp. 461–551; D. Klemm and R. Klemm, Die Steine der Pharaonen, Munich: Staatliche Sammlung Ägyptischer Kunst, 1981; J. A. Harrell and V. M. Brown, Topographical and Petrological Survey of historic Egyptian Quarries, Toledo, OH: collage of Toledo, 1995. 25 Edgar, ‘Sculptors’ experiences and unfinished works’, pp. i–viii; A. Lucas and J. R. Harris, old Egyptian fabrics and Industries, London: Edward Arnold, 1962, p. sixty eight. 26 shares, ‘Industrial technology’, vol. I, pp. 87–8. 27 Davies, Rekhmire, vol. I, pp. 58–9, vol. II, pl. LX. 28 Ibid. , vol. I, pp. 58–9, vol. II, pl. LX. Flint implements hired for quarrying and for slicing rock tombs are identified (M. H. W. Seton Karr, ‘How the tomb galleries at Thebes have been minimize and the limestone quarried’, ASAÉ VI, 1905, pp. 176–84). 29 W. M. F. Petrie, The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh, London: box and Tuer, 1883, p. 213. 30 Arnold, development in Egypt, p. forty eight. 31 for instance, Petrie, instruments and guns, p. forty three, pl. LXXVIII, displaying a part of a bunch of twenty-three iron instruments dated to the 7th century BC, together with saws, bits for drilling wooden, chisels, a punch, a rasp and a file, all from Thebes, top Egypt. 32 A. Zuber, ‘Techniques du travail des pierres dures dans l’Ancienne Égypte’, suggestions et Civilisations 30, 1956, pp. 195–215. 33 Engelbach, the matter, p. forty. 34 D. A. shares, ‘The operating of wooden and stone in historic Egypt: the experimental manufacture and use of copper, bronze and stone tools’, unpublished dissertation, college of Manchester, 1982, pp. 164–97; shares, ‘Industrial technology’, vol. II, pp. 246–73. 35 D. A. shares, ‘Testing historical Egyptian granite-working equipment in Aswan, higher Egypt’, Antiquity seventy five, 2001, p. ninety three. 36 previous country gypsum (Mohs 2) vessels have been uninterested in crescent-shaped chert, not likely flint, borers at Umm-es-Sawan within the Fayum (Caton-Thompson and Gardner, The desolate tract Fayum, p. 105). it truly is most probably that flint or chert crescents have been pushed with the Twist/Reverse Twist Drill’s inverted forked wood shaft, which used to be lashed onto the most drill-shaft. See bankruptcy five. 37 W. Shepherd, Flint: Its foundation, homes and makes use of, London: Faber, 1972. 38 shares, ‘Testing old Egyptian granite-working equipment in Aswan, higher Egypt’, pp. 93–4. 39 R. acknowledged, The Geological Evolution of the River Nile, big apple: Springer-Verlag, 1981. forty G. E. Carnarvon and H. Carter, 5 Years’ Explorations at Thebes, London: Egypt Exploration Society, 1912, p. 10. forty-one N. Jenkins, The Boat underneath the Pyramid, London: Thames and Hudson, 1980, p. eighty one, pl. fifty five. forty two E. Naville, ‘Excavations at Henassieh (Hanes)’, Egypt Exploration Fund distinctive additional record, 1891, pp. eight, nine. forty three shares, ‘Industrial technology’, vol. II, pp. 246–73. forty four evaluate CM JE33303 (larger marks), JE33301 (smaller marks) and JE33304 (smaller marks nonetheless) (Edgar, ‘Sculptors’ reviews and unfinished works’, pl. I). forty five Zuber, ‘Techniques du travail des pierres dures dans l’Ancienne Égypte’, p.

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