The Tears of Re

- Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt

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The Tears of Re
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
26-11-2015
Sprog:
Engelsk
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According to Egyptian mythology, when the god Re cried, his tears turned into bees upon touching the ground. Beyond the realm of myth, the honey bee is a surprisingly common and significant motif in Egyptian history, playing a role in the mythology, medicine, art, and food of the ancient culture. In The Tears of Re: Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt, entomologist Gene Kritsky presents the first full-length discussion of the ways in which bees were a part of life in ancient Egypt, shedding light on one of the many mysteries of the ancient world. Kritsky delves into ancient Egypt's complex society, revealing that bees had a significant presence in everything from death rituals to trade. In fact, beekeeping was a state-controlled industry, and in certain instances honey could even beused to pay taxes! Honey was used both to sweeten foods and treat cuts, and was sometimes used as a tribute or offering. From the presence of bees in paintings and hieroglyphs in tombs to the use of beeswax in a variety of products, bees had a significant presence in ancient Egyptian culture. Richly illustrated and engagingly written, The Tears of Re will appeal to anyone with a passion for beekeeping, Egypt, or the ancient world.

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Udgivelsesdato:
26-11-2015
ISBN13:
9780199361380
Vægt:
412 g
Dybde:
15 mm
Bredde:
162 mm
Højde:
235 mm
Format:
Hardback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse Entomologist Gene Kritsky presents the first full-length discussion of the ways in which bees were a part of life in ancient Egypt. From the presence of bees in paintings and hieroglyphs in tombs to the use of beeswax in a variety of products, bees had a significant presence in ancient Egyptian culture. 103

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