Egyptian Boats and Ships

Egyptian Boats and Ships

Paperback Shire Egyptology

By (author) Steve Vinson

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  • Publisher: SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 56 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 210mm x 5mm | 145g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 074780222X
  • ISBN 13: 9780747802228
  • Illustrations note: Plans :Bibliography: p53 :Includes index
  • Sales rank: 1,138,012

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A comprehensive survey of Egyptian nautical archaeology and history from the Predynastic period to the end of the Ptolemaic period is based on the latest findings in nautical archaeology and research. In particular, the book takes advantage of the study of possible or certain Early Dynastic boat remains from Tarkhan and Abydos, the discovery of large Middle Kingdom ship timbers from Lisht and the find of a Persion-period boat near Heliopolis. Beginning with an examination of the physical environment of the Nile Valley, the author surveys the principal chronological divisions of Egyptian history, concentrating as much as possible on actual remains of boats but also using artistic representations and historical sources. A final chapter surveys the place of boats in Egyptian religious beliefs and practices.

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Steve Vinson is a doctoral student in Egyptology at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He has long been interested in ancient ships and earned a master's degree in natuical archaeology at Texas A&M University in 1987. While a marine archaeology student, he participated in the excavation of the late Bronze Age shipwreck at Ulu Burun, Turkey, in 1985 and 1986, and has done research on boat graffiti on Egyptian temples.

Table of contents

Introduction; Before the Old Kingdom; The Old Kingdom; The Middle Kingdom; The New Kingdom; The Late and Graeco-Roman Periods; Boats in Egyptian Religion; Further reading; Museums