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Description - Fustat Finds by Jere L. Bacharach

Corroded pieces of metal, stamped lumps of copper, broken bits of glass with partial inscriptions, fragments of textiles, tiny beads - these were the raw material found at al-Fustat, the site of the first Muslim settlement in Egypt in the seventh century. These findings were built up into a collection by Dr Henri Amin Awad. The ten studies in this volume - covering beads, bone, coins, glass weights and vessel stamps, medical instruments, medical prescriptions, metal objects, and textiles - demonstrate the wide range of archaeological material found in al-Fustat, a site no longer accessible since most of it has been buried under development or lost to a rising water table.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774243936
ISBN-10: 9774243935
Format: Hardback
(220mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Author Biography - Jere L. Bacharach

JERE L. BACHARACH is professor of history at the University of Washington and is the editor of Restoration and Conservation of Islamic Monuments in Egypt (AUC Press, 1995).

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