Natural Science in Archaeology

Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia

Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites in the Egyptian and Sudanese Eastern Deserts

Authors: Klemm, Rosemarie, Klemm, Dietrich

  • Covers the historical evolution of gold mining activities in the Egyptian and Nubian Desert (Sudan)
  • Provides a state-of-the-art comprehensive geological introduction With numerous drawings and colour photographs
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviews

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)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Archaeological Chronology of Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubian Sudan

    Klemm, Rosemarie (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Value of Gold in Ancient Egypt

    Klemm, Rosemarie (et al.)

    Pages 21-27

  • On the Regional Geology and Genesis of Gold Deposits in Egypt and Nubian Sudan

    Klemm, Rosemarie (et al.)

    Pages 29-40

  • Analyses of Gold and Observations on Ancient Egyptian Gold Metallurgy

    Klemm, Rosemarie (et al.)

    Pages 41-50

  • Gold Production Sites and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt

    Klemm, Rosemarie (et al.)

    Pages 51-339

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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia
Book Subtitle
Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites in the Egyptian and Sudanese Eastern Deserts
Authors
Series Title
Natural Science in Archaeology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22508-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22508-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22507-9
Series ISSN
1613-9712
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 649
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