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    DescriptionA 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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    Title
    Egyptian Boats and Ships
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steve Vinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 56
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747802228
    ISBN 10: 074780222X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: TTS
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, TRA006010
    BIC subject category V2: 1HBE
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 623.820932
    DC22: 623.820932
    LC classification: VM16 .V578 1994
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NKD, TTS
    Illustrations note
    Plans :Bibliography: p53 :Includes index
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    04 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    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