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The Tears of ReN health and economics Kritsky delves into ancient Egypt's multifaceted society and traces the importance of the honey bee in everything from death rituals to trade In doing so Kritsky brings new evidence to light of how advanced and fascinating the ancient Egyptians wereThis richly illustrated work appeals to a broad range of interests For archeology lovers Kritsky delves into the archeological evidence of Egyptian beekeeping and discusses newly discovered tombs as well as evidence of manmade hives Linguists will be fascinated by Kritsky's discussion of the first. Although an interesting topic the format is perhaps not as good as it could be Half the book is written as a list of bee images found in Egyptian toombs in chronological order; describing these in detail It all becomes uite monotonous and repetative especially when the book also contains pictures of what is being described with the same bee image often shown in black and white photo as close up and in color photo However the last part of the book does make it an interesting read with information about the use of honey bee products in ancient Egypt and the decline to near extinction of the Egyptian native bee today

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According to Egyptian mythology when the ancient Egyptian sun god Re cried his tears turned into honey bees upon touching the ground For this reason the honey bee was sacrosanct in ancient Egyptian culture From the art depicting bees on temple walls to the usage of beeswax as a healing ointment the honey bee was a pervasive cultural motif in ancient Egypt because of its connection to the sun god Re Gene Kritsky delivers a concise introduction of the relationship between the honey bee and ancient Egyptian culture through the lenses of linguistics archeology religio. This is a great introduction into beekeeping in Ancient Egyptian but far away from a master of the subject It's written in a slightly disorganized fashion and doesn't add all the different important pieces of beekeeping together very well Nonetheless I walked away from this book having learned something and that's the point I did write tons of little post it notes which I'll gloss over the next few days The author definitely sidesteps anything remotely female whether that's a male gaze or from a lack of information isn't entirely clear Egyptian traditional beekeeping is a practice that goes back almost 5000 thousand years with both religious and cultural significances I loved it I loved that bees were central to their economy their religion and their diets That is was practiced in medicine and in temples and on the tables of the wealthy Heiroglyphic reliefs of bees honey vessels and beehives have been found on temples and in tombs from almost 4500 thousand years ago It's written fairly well The first few chapters seemed less like a speculative relationship of bees and Ancient Egyptian culture and of a list of what reliefs of bees have been found where and when and who the major players were when it came to beekeeping in Egyptian society Which was nice but that's what pictures are for I would have enjoyed theories and ideas on where and why these importances exist

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Free download ↠ The Tears of Re 109 · According to Egyptian mythology when the ancient Egyptian sun god Re cried his tears turned into honey bees upon touching the ground For this reason the honey bee was sacrosanct in ancient Egyptian culture From the art depicting bees on temple walls to the usage of beeswax as a healing ointment the honey bDocumented written evidence of the honeybee hieroglyph And anyone interested in ancient Egypt or ancient cultures in general will be intrigued by Kritsky's treatment of the first documented beekeepers This book provides a uniue social commentary of a community so far removed from modern humans chronologically speaking and yet so fascinating because of the stunning advances their society made Beekeeping is the latest evidence of how ahead of their times the Egyptians were and the ensuing narrative is as captivating as every other aspect of ancient Egyptian culture. very interesting but it could have used better organization