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Jewels of the Pharaohs: Egyptian Jewellery of the Dynastic Period Hardcover – 1 Nov 1971

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; 1st Edition edition (1 Nov. 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500231389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500231388
  • Package Dimensions: 24.9 x 19.3 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Jewels of the Pharaohs: Egyptian Jewellery of the Dynastic Period [Nov 01, 1971] Aldred, Cyril ...

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Quite a good book, the content was surprising in its own way. Overall, excellent
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I am absolutely delighted with Jewels of the Pharaohs, it was exactly what I needed for my researh in order to design several pieces of crafted
jewellery for a competion ,there are 7 of us members of the W.I. entering ,which is celebrating its' 100th Aniveersary this year.
The theme being "An item of handmade jewllery found in Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! 3 April 2014
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I have been fascinated with ancient Egypt since I was a tiny child, and have studied it most of my life. While many wonderful books show the buildings, statuary and wall art of this glorious culture, I have NEVER found another book which shows so much jewelry in close-up, detailed color pics. Unfortunately, the huge majority of this ancient jewelry was lost to grave robbers, who also destroyed innumerable mummies in their greed to find and steal the gold and jewels traditionally placed on the body and in the linen wrappings during mummification. Most of these treasures were melted down and the gold/jewels reused. As a fascinating aside: did you know that your wedding ring or other jewelry PROBABLY contains gold molecules that were once part of ancient Egyptian jewelry? In any case, very few intact mummies, and therefore very few of these magnificent pieces, survived. If you want to see and study some of what remains, this book provides great access.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book; hard to find 13 Jan. 2013
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After I borrowed this book from the library, I have been trying to find a good copy to purchase for myself.
Mr. Aldred does a wonderful job writing about the beautiful pieces of jewerly that were discovered from the tombs of Egypt. The photographs and illustrations are excellent, whether they are in color or black and white.
The information he provided of how each piece was made, the signifcance of the materials they worked with and the various techniques used to create such a piece makes this book a real treasure.
3.0 out of 5 stars GENERAL PHARONIC JEWELRY BOOK 3 Oct. 2010
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All of the items in this book are already in your other books on Egyptian jewelry if you are an Egyptophile and have as many as I do... or if you are not and this is your first book, you will be delighted in the photographs and awe at the magnificent craftsmanship of this fabulous culture. They have selected the all the well known pieces to show off. I was hoping to see some new items in this rather thin book but didnt. I think "Gold of the Pharaohs" is a much better choice, as it has better photographs in finer detail than this book.
In any case, for the novice, this makes a great book to appreciate Egyptian craftsmen.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 April 2017
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Very useful. No useless words, I've known and seen everything I needed
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book 13 Jun. 2016
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Wonderful book with beautiful color plates and awesome info. Just what I was looking for.
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