Bitumen and Petroleum in Antiquity

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Brill Archive, 1955 - 194 pages
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I have only read Bitumen and Petroleum online for research of the Indus Valley. It contains information far more interesting than the development of bitumen. Quotations from Vitruvius and many other well known ancients are included. I am surprised that such a book exists at all. This book reveals the ties between ancient civilizations  

Contents

Nomenclature and classification
2
Where bitumens were found
11
Metamorphosis and Origin of Oil Bitumen Asphalts and Coals
14
Bitumens from surface deposits in the Near East
22
Collecting and refining bitumen
31
Applications of bitumen
42
Composition of bituminous mastics for different purposes
51
Some minor applications of bitumen
79
Bitumens in magic medicine agriculture and mummification
91
Bibliography
101
lndex
107

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