The Arts & Crafts of Ancient Egypt 165 pages of text, photographs and diagrams written in 1909 by the world famous renowned author and Egyptologist Flinders Petrie. This laymens handbook of ancient Egypt is richly illustrated throughout and is a superb record of the many treasures that this unique civilization produced. Paperback
BRITISH MUSEUM GUIDE TO ANGLO-SAXON ANTIQUITIES, 1923 - BY SMITH, R. A.
Published 1993 in Ipswich, Suffolk. A guide to the Anglo-saxon and foreign Teutonic antiquities in the Department of British and Medieval Antiquities. 179 pages, xvii leaves of plates. With new foreword. Includes index.
BY MICHAELSON, C.
The Tang capital at Chang’ an (present- day Xi’an), marking the eastern end of the Silks Routes, was a wealthy cosmopolitan city , benefiting from the flourishing trade in exotic foods, textiles, fur and fine horses via the oasis towns of the Taklamakan Desert. Persians and Turks, Jews and Muslims all lived and worked in the city of ‘enduring Peace’ and the cclectic motifs and technical virtuosity of Tang craftsmen can be seen in the splendid gold and silver vessels and jewellery found buried in local tombs, hoards and crypts. Buddhism was an especially pervasive foreign influence, and many precious ritual objects, donated by generations of the imperial family, were recently discovered in an underground palace below the famous Femensi Buddhist temple.
This book presents a fascinating panorama of Chinese life during two ‘golden ages’ the Tang dynasty and its predecesor the han, which ruled from the thired century BC to the third century AD. Over 120 once-buried-Treasures- some nver before seen outside China are here illustrated in full colour.