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The Tears of Re

The Tears of Re

Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Gene Kritsky
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199361398
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 200
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According to Egyptian mythology, when the ancient Egyptian sun god Re cried, his tears turned into honey bees upon touching the ground. For this reason, the honey bee was sacrosanct in ancient Egyptian culture. From the art depicting bees on temple walls to the usage of beeswax as a healing ointment, the honey bee was a pervasive cultural motif in ancient Egypt because of its connection to the sun god Re. Gene Kritsky delivers a concise introduction of the relationship between the honey bee and ancient Egyptian culture, through the lenses of linguistics, archeology, religion, health, and economics. Kritsky delves into ancient Egypt's multifaceted society, and traces the importance of the honey bee in everything from death rituals to trade. In doing so, Kritsky brings new evidence to light of how advanced and fascinating the ancient Egyptians were. This richly illustrated work appeals to a broad range of interests. For archeology lovers, Kritsky delves into the archeological evidence of Egyptian beekeeping and discusses newly discovered tombs, as well as evidence of manmade hives. Linguists will be fascinated by Kritsky's discussion of the first documented written evidence of the honeybee hieroglyph. And anyone interested in ancient Egypt or ancient cultures in general will be intrigued by Kritsky's treatment of the first documented beekeepers. This book provides a unique social commentary of a community so far removed from modern humans chronologically speaking, and yet so fascinating because of the stunning advances their society made. Beekeeping is the latest evidence of how ahead of their times the Egyptians were, and the ensuing narrative is as captivating as every other aspect of ancient Egyptian culture.

Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set

  • Author: Kevin Shillington
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135456690
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1912
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Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology, 3 Volume Set

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology, 3 Volume Set

  • Author: AgustÃn Fuentes
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470673370
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1608
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The International Encyclopedia of Primatology represents the first comprehensive encyclopedic reference focusing on the behaviour, biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, and taxonomy of human and non-human primates. Represents the first comprehensive encyclopedic reference relating to primatology Features more than 450 entries covering topics ranging from the taxonomy, history, behaviour, ecology, captive management and diseases of primates to their use in research, cognition, conservation, and representations in literature Includes coverage of the basic scientific concepts that underlie each topic, along with the latest advances in the field Highly accessible to undergraduate and graduate students in primatology, anthropology, and the medical, biological and zoological sciences Essential reference for academics, researchers and commercial and conservation organizations This work is also available as an online resource at www.encyclopediaofprimatology.com

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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Ian Shaw
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780191590597
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt describes the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans. It describes the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley, including some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature in the ancient world. - ;The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is the only up-to-date, single-volume history of ancient Egypt available in English. The accessible essays and attractive illustrations portray the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their incorporation into the Roman Empire, covering the period from c. 700,000 BC to AD 311. The authors - all experts working at the cutting edge of their particular fields - outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called 'intermediate periods' which were previously regarded as 'dark ages' and are only now beginning to be better understood. Against the backdrop of the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, this Oxford History also examines cultural and social patterns, including stylistic developments in art and literature. The pace of change in such aspects of Egyptian culture as monumental architecture, funerary beliefs, and ethnicity was not necessarily tied to the rate of political change. Each of the authors of this history has therefore set out to elucidate, in both words and pictures, the underlying patterns of social and political change and to describe the changing face of ancient Egypt, from the biographical details of individuals to the social and economic factors that shaped the lives of the population as a whole. -

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Author: Jonathan Bloom,Sheila S. Blair
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 019530991X
  • Category: Islamic architecture
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Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more. The Encyclopedia offers fully-updated articles and bibliographies that draw upon the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art, as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and color plates. This exciting reference work is accessible to scholars, students, and general readers, making it a reliable and essential resource covering this topic of burgeoning importance in world history and the visual arts.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

  • Author: William White
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Library science
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt: A-F

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt: A-F

  • Author: Donald B. Redford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 586
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This text includes substantial entries from all disciplines on the topic of ancient Egypt. Among the multitude of subjects covered are religion and mythology, medicine, art, archaeology, sociology, trade and commerce, dialects, and agriculture.

Library Journal

Library Journal

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  • Category: Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Egypt

The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Egypt

  • Author: Donald B. Redford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 620
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt: P-Z

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt: P-Z

  • Author: Donald B. Redford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780195138238
  • Category: Egypt
  • Page: 620
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Featuring 600 original articles written by leading experts, it goes far beyond the findings of archaeology to include social, political, religious, cultural and artistic information on the Nile Delta civilization.

The Oxford encyclopedia of archaeology in the Near East

The Oxford encyclopedia of archaeology in the Near East

  • Author: Eric M. Meyers,American Schools of Oriental Research
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 536
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Near Eastern Archaeology

Near Eastern Archaeology

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  • Category: Archaeology
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Die Erzählung des Wenamun

Die Erzählung des Wenamun

ein Literaturwerk im Spannungsfeld von Politik, Geschichte und Religion

  • Author: Bernd Ulrich Schipper
  • Publisher: Saint-Paul
  • ISBN: 9783525530672
  • Category: History
  • Page: 383
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

  • Author: Peter N. Stearns
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Civilization, Modern
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Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

  • Author: Edward Bleiberg
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780787656980
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 360
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Through the presentation of nine different arts and humanities topics, such as architecture and design, literature, religion, and visual arts, this book describes the ancient Egyptian culture, from 2675-332 B.C.E.

The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology

The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology

Proceedings of the Conference Held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004

  • Author: Miroslav Bárta
  • Publisher: Czech Institute of Egyptology
  • ISBN: 9788020014658
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 381
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During 2004 a conference dedicated to the history, art, archaeology and language of Old Kingdom Egypt (2700 - 2200 BC) was organised by the Czech Institute of Egyptology in Prague. The publication of the conference makes available a representative overview of the latest research and trends presented by more than thirty Egyptologists, most of them leading experts in their respective fields of specialisation.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Anthropology

FIVE-VOLUME SET

  • Author: H. James Birx
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780761930297
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 3128
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This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.

Das grabdenkmal des königs Ne-user-reʻ

Das grabdenkmal des königs Ne-user-reʻ

  • Author: Ludwig Borchardt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Egypt
  • Page: 184
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