Excavations at Mendes: The Royal Necropolis Volume 1

Excavations at Mendes: The Royal Necropolis Volume 1

Hardback Culture and History of the Ancient Near East

By (author) Donald Bruce Redford

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  • Publisher: Brill
  • Format: Hardback | 220 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 305mm x 20mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Leiden
  • ISBN 10: 9004136746
  • ISBN 13: 9789004136748
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps

Product description

This volume contains a description of the architecture and inscriptional content of the royal tomb, a catalogue of all artifacts, translation and commentary on inscriptions, publication and analysis of pottery, a bio-anthropological report on the human remains, a paleobotanical report, an elemental analysis of pottery fabrics and an historical analysis.

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Author information

Donald B. Redford, MA, Ph.D. (Toronto), FRSC is Professor of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. He has published widely on Egyptian History and Archaeology, including Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times (Princeton, 1992) and The Wars in Syria and Palestine of Thutmose III (Leiden, 2003).

Review quote

'All in all a valuable and careful source collection and a good starting point for further study.' W. van Haarlem, The PalArch Foundation, 2005.

Table of contents

Introduction 1. The Temenos Walls - D.B. Redford 2. The Sarcophagus and its Installation - D.B. Redford 3. The Relief-decoration of Nepherites' Tomb and Related Epigraphy - D.B. Redford 4. The Third Intermediate & Saite Periods - D.B. Redford 5. The Inscriptions and Cursive Texts - D.B. Redford 6. Royal Necropolis: Object Catalogue - S. Redford 7. Ceramic Analysis - R. Hummel & S.B. Shubert 8. The Human Remains (Third Intermediate Period) - C. Lang 9. Charred Plant Remains - A.C. D'andrea 10. Faunal Remains - D. Brewer 11. Basket-handle Jars: Their Origin and Function - A.D. de Rodrigo Plates - Edited by S. Redford Index