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Crafts, Trade
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I. Ancient Orient and Egypt

Crafts in Egypt, in Syria-Palestine and in Mesopotamia can be best categorized by the materials employed: stone, bone and other animal products, clay and glass, metals, wood, wool and flax and leather, as well as reed and plant fibres. These were used to make objects of the most varied kinds, from cooking-pots to finely worked piec…

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van de Mieroop, Marc (New York), Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), Pingel, Volker (Bochum), Bieg, Gebhard (Tübingen), Burford-Cooper, Alison (Ann Arbor), Schreiner, Peter (Cologne) and Kuchenbuch, Ludolf (Hagen), “Crafts, Trade”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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