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    DescriptionRecent research on all aspects of the Old Kingdom in Egypt is presented in this volume, ranging through the Pyramid Texts, tomb architecture, ceramics, scene choice and layout, field reports, cemetery layout, tomb and temple statuary. The contributions also show how Egyptology is not stuck in its venerable traditions but that newer forms of technology are being used to great effect by Egyptologists. For example, two papers show how GIS technology can shed light on cemetery arrangement and how 3D scanners can be employed in the process of producing facsimile drawings of reliefs and inscriptions. The authors cover a wide range of sites and monuments. A large part of the work presented deals with material from the great cemeteries of Saqqara and Giza of the Old Kingdom capital city of Memphis but all the smaller sites are discussed. The book also includes a paper on the architecture of mastabas from the lesser-known site of Abu Roasch. The provinces are by no means overlooked, with articles on material from Deir el-Bersha, el-Sheikh Said and Akhmim. Between them, the authors discuss material from the milieu of the king right down to that which concerned the tomb workmen and those who supplied their basic needs, such as bakers, brewers and potters. Containing papers presented at a conference at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in May 2009, this book continues a series of publications of the latest research presented at previous meetings in Paris, Berlin and Prague. Much new material is published here and the papers are fully illustrated, with over 200 photographs and drawings.


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    Title
    Old Kingdom, New Perspectives
    Subtitle
    Egyptian Art and Archaeology 2750-2150 BC
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Nigel Strudwick, Edited by Helen M. Strudwick
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 222 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,442 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842174302
    ISBN 10: 1842174304
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAE
    DC22: 932.012
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DT60 .O65 2011
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHG, NKD
    Illustrations note
    b/w & col illus
    Publisher
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    03 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford