Trade in the Pyramid Age (c. 2610-2490 BC)

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Short video (2 mins) posted on Twitter explaining the results of thin-section petrography conducted on pottery fragments from the Giza pyramid field. The results reveal that the pots were made in northern Lebanon between Beirut and Tripoli, thus helping identify the destination of state trading missions of the great kings who built the Pyramids.

Period2 Mar 2020

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  • TitleTrade in the Pyramid Age (c. 2610-2490 BC)
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTwitter
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size2 min
    CountryAustralia
    Date2/03/20
    DescriptionShort video (2 mins) posted on Twitter explaining the results of thin-section petrography conducted on pottery fragments from the Giza pyramid field. The results reveal that the pots were made in northern Lebanon between Beirut and Tripoli, thus helping identify the destination of state trading missions of the great kings who built the Pyramids.
    Producer/AuthorKarin Sowada
    URLhttps://twitter.com/KS_Archaeology/status/1234227027617562624?s=20
    PersonsKarin Sowada