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By Nai Xia

This e-book offers a close research and thorough examine of the original number of historic Egyptian beads within the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London.

The e-book first discusses the archaeological worth of beads and the tactic hired within the examine of them, particularly emphasizing the significance of the means of bead-making for courting reasons. It then examines and evaluates a variety of schemes for the type of beads. The e-book is going directly to suggest a brand new type process and works out a accomplished corpus of beads through 16 plates.

Next, the e-book contains a chronological survey that info the fabric, typology (including the technical peculiarities), use, association and pictorial illustration of beads through the 9 divisions or classes of historic Egyptian heritage. This survey issues out the features of every interval besides any touch Egypt could have skilled with international nations as proven by way of the beads. It additionally corrects a lot mistaken identifications of fabrics and fallacious datings.

This publication is predicated at the Ph.D dissertation written through pioneering chinese language archaeologist Xia Nai whilst he studied in London collage collage a few 70 years in the past and who had direct entry to substantial firsthand assets on the vanguard of Egyptology learn. It represents an important and long-awaited improve in archaeology, not just for Egypt yet for the research of the earlier throughout Africa and beyond.

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