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    Exploring Ancient Egypt (Places in Time) (Hardback) By (author) Ian Shaw

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    DescriptionExploring Ancient Egypt, the fifth volume in the Places in Time series, reveals the excitement of science and history as it tours archaeological discoveries from ancient Egypt. Each of twenty chapters treats a particular site, reflecting a variety of site types (pyramids, rock tombs, temples, and most of the major settlements such as el-Amarna and Alexandria) and offering a balance between daily life, religion, and funerary practices. Each site-chapter features a map showing its location, a site reconstruction, and a chronological table covering the span of occupation. Each chapters narrative describes the history of the sites excavation, the principal finds, and a discussion of the particular method being used.Exploring Ancient Egypt offers a fascinating lens in which to view the culture and lifestyle of the people of ancient Egypt, their technological achievements, their relationships with and ways of exploiting the environment, and the spiritual ideologies that motivated them. Here are some of the places visited in Exploring Ancient Egypt Hierakonpolis: The First Egyptian City Abdyos: The Tombs of the First Kings Saqqara: The Step Pyramid of Djoser Giza: The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx Abusir and Abu Ghurob: Royal Tombs and Sun Temples Aswan: The Tombs and Shrines of the Nomarchs El-Lahun and Kahun: The Pyramid and Town of Senusret II Beni Hasan: The Rock Tombs of the Oryx Nome South Sinai: Turquoise Mining at Wadi Mahara and Serabit El-Kaham Elkab: The City and Necropolis of Nekheb


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    Title
    Exploring Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Shaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 263 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,107 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195116786
    ISBN 10: 019511678X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    DC21: 932
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    31 July 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York