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2017世界木材日研讨会——Project on Wooden Artifacts in Hagaza (Egypt): Today and the Evolution in Wood Species Used
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会议时间:2017年3月22—24日
会议地点:美国·洛杉矶·长滩会议娱乐中心
演讲嘉宾:Maria Victoria ASENSI AMOROS,法国木材解剖与鉴定科学部


摘要:Hagaza is an egyptian village (30 kilometers north-east of Luxor) at the edge of the Oriental desert. The village was for long a stopping place for the pilgrims going by land to the Hegaz Holy Land in the Arabian Peninsula, hence the name of the village. Muslims and Christians coexist in the place making of it a rich combination of traditions from Pharaonic, Coptic and Arabic origins. Hagaza population was famous along the centuries for producing the ‘‘saqia-s’’ (water wheels) made out of wood, mainly Acacia nilotica. In the late 1970’s a French monk specialized in carpentry and cabinet making, discovered the different species of wood used traditionally by the inhabitants who were transmitting the craft over the generations and started to train lots of young men to woodwork; he project developed in a way that it has changed the life and future of many inhabitants. We shall study here the different wood species used along history, the reasons for their selection, the different types of production and we shall see how imported species such as sersou (Dalbergia sissoo) or kay (Khaya grandifolia) or local species like atl (Tamarix) and several Acacias have been and are still used to produce such a beautiful range of hand made products.

In collaboration with M. A. Azzam (IFAO, Cairo)



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