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    Egyptian Pyramids and Mastaba Tombs (Shire Egyptology) (Paperback) By (author) Philip J. Watson

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    DescriptionThe Egyptian pyramids are iconic images of ancient Egyptian civilisation and mythology. This book traces the early development of ancient pyramids and tombs, from the Mastaba burial tombs of the first dynasty, to the Great Pyramid of the fourth. Also exploring the lesser-known pyramids of the Old and Middle Kingdoms, the author discusses the construction methods involved and reveals the elaborate decorations used to celebrate the afterlife. With photographs of original Egyptian artwork found within these monuments, "Egyptian Pyramids and Mastaba Tombs" provides insight into an ancient Egyptian world that continues to fascinate people to today.


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    Title
    Egyptian Pyramids and Mastaba Tombs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip J. Watson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 18 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780852638538
    ISBN 10: 0852638531
    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
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    LC subject heading:
    DC19: 932.012
    BIC subject category V2: 1HBE
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 932/.012, 932.012
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DT62.T6 W35 1987, DT62.T6W35
    Thema V1.0: NHG, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1HBE
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    48 b/w pls and figs
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    17 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    Philip Watson studied Egyptology and Assyriology at Liverpool University School of Oriental Studies, graduating in 1975. After a period of research in Liverpool he was appointed Director's Assistant to the British Archaeological Expedition to Iraq, his duties including both administrative work and assisting on the expedition's excavations. On his return to England in 1980 he became Deputy Keeper of Archaeology at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, where he curates the ancient Egyptian, Western Asiatic, Pre-Columbian American and European prehistory collections. He has edited a catalogue of cuneiform tablets in Birmingham, written two books on ancient costume and contributed articles to archaeological journals on various subjects.