The tears of Re : beekeeping in ancient Egypt [E-Book] / Gene Kritsky.
Kritsky, Gene, (author)
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
1 online resource (159 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Beekeeping begins
  • The delight of Re: beekeeping during the Old Kingdom
  • Instability and reunification: beekeeping during the Middle Kingdom
  • The age of empire: beekeeping during the New Kingdom
  • The Saite period
  • The Greco-Roman period
  • The honey bee hieroglyph
  • The administration and economics of Egyptian beekeeping
  • Bees and food
  • Honey and healing
  • Bees, gods, and feasts
  • The magic of beeswax
  • The afterlife of ancient Egyptian beekeeping.