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By Jere L. Bacharach

Corroded items of steel, stamped lumps of copper, damaged bits of glass with partial inscriptions, fragments of textiles, tiny beads—these have been the uncooked fabric stumbled on at al-Fustat, the location of the 1st Muslim cost in Egypt within the 7th century and the center of Cairo for plenty of centuries following. From the Fifties Dr. Henri Amin Awad authorized from the bad during this zone items that had no seen industry price in go back for clinical companies rendered. through the years he equipped up a rare and demanding number of artifacts. conscientiously wiped clean, looked after, after which analyzed by way of experts, this fabric illuminates many components of the archaeological list overlooked or lacking from different studies.
The ten stories during this volume—covering beads, bone, cash, glass weights and vessel stamps, clinical tools, clinical prescriptions, steel gadgets, and textiles—demonstrate the big variety of archaeological fabric as soon as present in al-Fustat, a website now not available due to the fact such a lot of it's been buried lower than city improvement or misplaced to a emerging water table.
Contributors: Ibrahim Abd al-Rahman, Abd al-Rahman Abd al-Tawwab, Henri Amin Awad, Jere L. Bacharach, Michael L. Bates, Lidia Domaszewicz, Katharina Eldada, Peter Francis, Jr., Sami ok. Hamarneh, Nancy Arthur Hoskins, Peter Mentzel, Norman D. Nicol, Elizabeth Rodenbeck, W. Luke Treadwell

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