Tracing the development of style and technique in the creation of gold masterpieces during three thousand years of Egyptian civilization, Gold of the Pharaohs discusses the function and symbolism of jewelry and the ways in which the ancients mined, refined, and transformed gold and precious stones into dazzling works of art.
Author Hans Wolfgang Muller tells of the monopoly over gold enjoyed by the Pharaoh (the "God of Gold") and describes the metal's integral role in Egyptian life and culture. Among the book's other useful features are a pictorial list of common hieroglyphs and their meanings and a chronological table of the rulers of Egypt.
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The Title exactly suits the book, as the book illustrates the role and importance of magnificient Gold in ancient egyptian's daily life. Muller-a professor in Egyptology, brings to us the pomposity of Pharoahs' life and death embedded in shimmering gold shining under the beauty of 'Re'. Thiem-a photographer and collector, gives us a visual treat by showcasing the lost&found and preserved wealth of ancient egypt, in a splendid collection of photographs which can not be described. Thier combined effort to encompass the grandeur of a lost civilisation has been successful.