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By Nai Xia

This ebook provides a close research and thorough examine of the original choice of historic Egyptian beads within the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London.

The publication first discusses the archaeological price of beads and the strategy hired within the learn of them, particularly emphasizing the significance of the means of bead-making for relationship reasons. It then examines and evaluates a variety of schemes for the class of beads. The ebook is going directly to suggest a brand new class procedure and works out a finished corpus of beads by means of 16 plates.

Next, the booklet encompasses a chronological survey that information the fabric, typology (including the technical peculiarities), use, association and pictorial illustration of beads during the 9 divisions or classes of historic Egyptian historical past. This survey issues out the features of every interval besides any touch Egypt can have skilled with overseas nations as proven through the beads. It additionally corrects a lot unsuitable identifications of fabrics and wrong datings.

This booklet relies at the Ph.D dissertation written by means of 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 huge firsthand assets on the vanguard of Egyptology study. It represents a very important and long-awaited improve in archaeology, not just for Egypt yet for the research of the previous throughout Africa and beyond.

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