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    El-Deir Necropoles I: La Necropole Sud (El -Deir Necropoles) (Paperback)(English / French) By (author) Francoise Dunand, By (author) Jean-Louis Heim, By (author) Roger Lichtenberg, Edited by Jean-Louis Heim, Edited by Roger Lichtenberg, With Sophie Brones, With Fleur Letellier-Willemin

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    DescriptionEnglish summary: The archaeological exploration of El-Deir (Kharga Oasis, Western Egyptian desert) was undertaken by a French team, starting in 1998. During the course of the ten years of work on the site, five necropolises were discovered. A first ensemble is presented in this volume, which will be followed by five more. The study of the human remains, skeletal and mummified, is combined with analysis of the material constituting the funerary furnishings wood, basketry, ceramics, textiles. These studies contain a wealth of information on a local population whose funerary customs, which can be observed from the Persian period to the 5th century AD, completely belong to the Egyptian tradition. The tombs, mirrors of everyday life, clearly show the differences of lifestyle within this population, which on the whole led modest lives of agriculture and handcraft. French text. French description: L'exploration archeologique du site dEl-Deir (oasis de Kharga, desert occidental d'Egypte) a ete entreprise par une equipe francaise en 1998. Au cours de dix annees de travail sur le site, cinq necropoles ont ete decouvertes. Un premier ensemble est presente dans ce volume, qui sera suivi de cinq autres. Letude des restes humains, momies et squelettes, est associee a celle du materiel constituant le mobilier des tombes, bois, vannerie, ceramique, textiles. Ces etudes apportent une quantite dinformations sur une population locale dont les usages funeraires, observables sur une longue duree (de lepoque perse aux IVe - Ve siecle de notre ere) sinscrivent tout a fait dans la tradition egyptienne. Les tombes, miroir de la vie quotidienne, mettent en evidence les differences de niveau de vie au sein de cette population, dans lensemble modeste, dont les activites etaient principalement agricoles et artisanales.


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