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    Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile (Hardback) Edited by Marjorie Fisher, Edited by Peter Lacovara, Edited by Sue H. D'Auria, Edited by Salima Ikram, Other Chester Higgins

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    DescriptionGloriously illustrated and impressive in scope, this book represents a comprehensive overview of ancient Nubia. It opens with a thematic survey with contributors addressing topics such as the rediscovery of ancient Nubia and the development of archaeological work there, including the widespread destruction in the wake of the construction of the Aswan and Merowe dam, its physical geography, and historical outline. There follow chronological reviews of Nubia's art and architecture, chapters on cultural aspects such as religion, burial practices, texts, daily life, costume and pottery. The second half of the book consists of a gazetteer of sites, following the course of the Nile from North to South: descriptions of the archaeology are accompanied by plentiful plans and photos as well as notes on the history of their excavation.


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    Title
    Ancient Nubia
    Subtitle
    African Kingdoms on the Nile
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Marjorie Fisher, Edited by Peter Lacovara, Edited by Sue H. D'Auria, Edited by Salima Ikram, Other Chester Higgins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 239 mm
    Height: 307 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 2,291 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789774164781
    ISBN 10: 9774164784
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH, HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    LC classification: DT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAE, 3B
    DC22: 939.78
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD, NHHA
    Publisher
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Imprint name
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cairo
    Author Information
    Marjorie M. Fisher is adjunct professor of Egyptology at the University of Michigan. Peter Lacovara is senior curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University. Sue D'Auria is a former assistant curator at the Huntington Museum of Art, and has edited several books on Egyptology. Salima Ikram is professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and has published extensively on a variety of subjects in Egyptology. Chester Higgins Jr is a world-renowned photographer and author of six books of photography whose work has appeared in ART- news, Essence, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Zahi Hawass is the former Minister of State for Antiquities, and the author of many books on ancient Egypt.
    Review quote
    "This beautifully illustrated volume offers the general reader a survey of this little-known civilization and is highly recommended."--Library Journal"[B]rings the ancient unknown kingdom of Nubia alive through essays and beautiful photos."--Booklist"[Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile] is arguably the definitive work on the subject to date. And the on-location lush color photographs of Chester Higgins Jr. are worthy of a volume of their own!"--KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt