Amber and the Ancient World - And Getty Apocalypse Manuscript

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This title offers a fascinating look at the one of the ancient world's most prized substances. Amber has fascinated mankind since the Palaeolithic era. Through exquisite visual examples and vivid classical texts, this book examines the myths and legends woven around amber - its employment in magic and medicine, its transport and carving, and its incorporation into jewellery, amulets, and other objects of prestige. Amber is a tree resin that has metamorphosed over millions of years into a hard, transparent, plastic-like ...

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