Aleppo pine

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Aleppo pine tree

Description

A thin evergreen tree, Pinus halepensis, native to Syria and Palestine. The Aleppo pine is a resinous wood that is fairly strong. In ancient Egypt, it was used for boats, weapons, general construction and coffins (Gale et al 2000).

Synonyms and Related Terms

Pinus halepensis; pin d'Alep (Fr.); pinho-de-Alepo (Fr.); Pino d'Aleppo (It.)

Additional Information

R.Gale, P.Gasson, N.Hepper, G.Killen, "Wood" in Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology, P.Nicholson, I.Shaw (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2000, p. 334-371.

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