Late Period bronze reveals its secrets under the microscope.


Late Period bronze reveals its secrets under the microscope.
Bronze is very uncommon in the archaeological record in Egypt until the Late Period. X-ray/X-ray fluorescence are common testing methods used to analyse artefacts and can reveal how an object was manufactured and in some cases, even the original mine from whence the metal was sourced.

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  1. Randa Adel Most books about ancient Egyptian art have a chapter on the Graeco-Roman Period, so I would suggest looking for general art books about ancient Egypt as they will include information on the period of your interest. "The Art of Ancient Egypt" by Gay Robins (http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674030657) is an excellent place to start. This book uses referencing for each chapter and includes an extensive book list of titles that you can look for, and these can often be found second hand on sites like eBay for reasonable prices. I also suggest looking at the websites of museums (The British Museum for example) as they often publish books about ancient Egyptian art, and sometimes they are free (for example: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/Egyptian_Wall_Paintings_The_Metropolitan_Museum_of_Arts_Collection_of_Facsimiles?Tag=ancient%20egyptian%20art&title=&author=&pt=0&tc=0&dept=0&fmt=0#). It is also possible to get many books online that are now out of copyright as free pdfs. (for example: http://www.gizapyramids.org/static/html/library.jsp)

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