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Bitterfelder Bernstein: Geschichte - Vielfalt - Entstehung [Bitterfeld Amber: History - Diversity - Origin]

by Rappsilber, I.

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  • Catalogue No : 50280
  • ISBN : 9783932795497
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 324
  • Publisher : Ampyx-Verlag
  • Illustrations : col photos + illus

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Text German with English summaries of all chapters and detailed English descriptions of all illustrations.

It was Bitterfeld amber that impressed August II (The Strong) almost three hundred years ago. In 1731, he took the first finds into his treasure chamber and ensured that the site was investigated. Since then, the Bitterfeld amber has experienced a chequered history. Overlooked until 1974, then intensively mined until 1993, and after a long break, it has been extracted again on a small scale for a few years. Bitterfeld amber fascinates many people. Some are attracted ny its warm shine, its inner glow or the different colours and shapes. Others are appealed to the enclosed living world - millions of years old or just to the sheer number of different amber types. Scientists have been trying to unravel the mysteries of Bitterfeld amber: Where does it come from? Which trees produced the resin? When and how was the amber formed? To this day, these questions cannot be answered clearly. This book collects all the facts about the Bitterfeld amber in the approach to sketch a probable history of its origin.

[Es war Bitterfelder Berstein, der vor fast dreihundert Jahren schon August den Starken beeindruckte. Die ersten Funde, 1731 bei Schmiedeberg gemacht, nahm er in seine Schatzkammer auf und er sorgte für die Untersuchung der Fundstelle. Seitdem erlebte der Bitterfelder Bernstein eine wechselvolle Geschichte. Bis 1974 wurde er übersehen, dann bis 1993 intensiv abgebaut und nach längerer Ruhepause seit ein paar Jahren wieder in kleinem Maßstab gewonnen. Bitterfelder Bernstein fasziniert viele Menschen für die einen sind es der warme Glanz, das innere Leuchten, die berschiedenen Farben und Formen, die sie an dem Schmuckstein schätzen. Die anderen begeistern sich für die eingeschlossene, Jahrmillionen alte Lebewelt oder für die verschiedenen Bernsteinarten. Wissenschaftler versuchen, die Rätsel des Bitterfelder Bernsteins zu entschleiern: Wo kommt er her? Welche Bäume haben das Harz produziert? Wann und wie ist der Bernstein entstanden? Diese Fragen lassen sich bis heute nicht eindeutig beantworten. Dieses Buch trägt alle Fakten zum Bitterfelder Bernstein zusammen und entwirft auf dieser Basis eine wahrscheinliche Entstehungsgeschichte.]

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