Pharaoh's flowers [electronic resource] : the botanical treasures of Tutankhamun / F. Nigel Hepper.

Hepper, F. N.
Chicago : KWS Publishers, 2009.
1 online resource (102 p.)
2nd ed.

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Plant remains (Archaeology).
Egypt -- History.
Tutankhamen, King of Egypt.
Electronic books.
The golden face of Tutankhamun was garlanded with fresh flowers exquisitely preserved after 3,000 years in his innermost coffin. In the tomb a model of a granary was found full to the brim with seeds-emmer wheat, fenugreek and chick-pea. Brooms of reed and grass used to tidy up after the burial remained intact. Usually ignored by grave robbers intent on gold, the baskets, fabrics and papyri, timber and unguent vases buried with Tutankhamun have survived. Each chapter of Pharaoh's Flowers carries detailed descriptions of the plant species found or represented in the tomb. The plants and f
Front Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chronological Chart of Ancient Egypt; Map of Ancient Egypt; Plan of the Tomb; Diagram of the Shrines and Coffins; Introduction; The Life of Tutankhamum; The Discovery of Tutankhamun's Treasures; The Identification of Tutankhamun's Plant Material; Archaeobotanical techniques; Some archaeological traps; Living seeds?; 1 Flowers and Leaves; Finds from the Tomb; Stick bouquets; Floral garlands and collars; A garden scene with floral bouquets; Lotus and papyrus motifs; Plant Species; Mayweed Anthemis pseudocotula
Wild celery Apium graveolensCornflower Centaurea depressa; Mandrake Mandragora officinarum; Persea Mimusops laurifolia; Blue lotus waterlily Nymphaea caerulea; White lotus waterlily Nymphaea lotus; Olive Olea europaea; Corn poppy Papaver rhoeas; Ox-tongue Picris asplenioides; Willow Salix mucronata; Withania nightshade Withania somnifera; 2 Oils, Resins and Perfumes; Finds from the Tomb; Oils; Resins and incense; Perfumes; Adhesives; Mummification materials; Plant Species; Acacia Acacia species; Egyptian plum Balanites aegyptiaca; Frankincense trees Boswellia species
Balm of Gilead Commiphora gileadensisMyrrh Commiphora myrrha; Henna Lawsonia inermis; White lily Lilium candidum; Horseradish tree Moringa peregrina; Pine Pinus species; Mastic and Chios balm Pistacia species; Castor oil plant Ricinus communis; Sesame Sesamum indicum; 3 Papyrus, Flax and other Fibrous Plants; Finds from the Tomb; Papyrus writing material; Pen-cases and writing outfits; Papyrus boats; Flax, linen and dyes; Baskets and mats; Sandals; String and ropes; Plant Species; Safflower Carthamus tinctorius; Papyrus sedge Cyperus papyrus; Halfa grass Desmostachya bipinnata
Imperata halfa grass Imperata cylindricaRush Juncus arabicus; Flax Linum usitatissimum; Common reed Phragmites australis; Madder Rubia tinctorum; Reed-mace Typha domingensis; 4 Trees and Wooden Objects; Finds from the Tomb; The golden shrines and coffins; Thrones, chairs and stools; Beds and couches; Caskets and boxes; Chariots; Model ships; Wooden bows and reed arrows; Throw-sticks, batons and clubs; Tree Species; Cilician fir Abies cilicica; Silver birch Betula pendula; Cedar of Lebanon Cedrus libani; Cypress Cupressus sempervirens; Ebony Dalbergia melanoxylon; Ash Fraxinus species
Levant storax Liquidambar orientalisValonia oak Quercus aegilops; Tamarisk Tamarix aphylla; Elm Ulmus minor; 5 Food and Drink; Finds from the Tomb; Fruits, nuts and seeds; Honey; Wine and wine-jars; Vegetables, herbs and spices; Cereals; A model granary; Bread; An Osiris bed; Beer; Plant Species; Garlic Allium sativum; Chick-pea Cicer arietinum; Watermelon Citrullus lanatus; Cocculus Cocculus hirsutus; Coriander Coriandrum sativum; Sycomore fig Ficus sycomorus; Grewia Grewia tenax; Barley Hordeum vulgare; Doum palm Hyphaene thebaica; Juniper Juniperus species; Lentil Lens culinaris
Black cumin Nigella sativa
First edition published in 1990 by HMSO on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Includes bibliographical references and index.