The Tears of Re review ì 104

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The Tears of Re review ì 104 ó 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 pervasiDocumented 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. Interesting concise and brief history of Ancient Egypt's honey culture from religion to at the end practice Recommend it to all interested in honey and the honey bee

Gene Kritsky ¹ 4 review

N 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. Very nice history of beekeeping from egyptoligical angle Easy to read and very interesting

Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Gene Kritsky

The Tears of ReAccording 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. Very interesting topic with valuable insights from a knowledgeable author I decided to read this book as since college ancient Egyptian art and culture have always held me captivated The book might be a little bit challenging for people who are new to this topic; however Kritsky's language is elaborate unambiguous and his black white and colored photographs are well presented throughout the book all of which are very helpful to the understanding of the matter The author will walk you chronologically through the history of beekeeping the meaning of honey bee hieroglyph the physical spiritual and religious significance that honey bee played in ancient Egyptian society The final chapter is dedicated to the continuity of beekeeping culture in Egypt from over 5000 years ago until the present day After all it's uite amazing to fathom the rise and fall of the honey bee as a cultural motif and traditional beekeeping as a common practice among the Egyptian which adds to my admiration for one of the most developed and innovative civilizations of the Old World