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    DescriptionThe remains of ancient Thebes constitute one of the largest and most remarkable archaeological sites in all of Egypt and indeed the world. The discoveries made at this site, now the modern town of Luxor, are responsible for much of our knowledge of ancient Egyptian civilization. After excavating and researching the city of Thebes for many years, Nigel and Helen Strudwick here offer the first comprehensive introduction to it, one that will be welcomed by both armchair travelers and visitors to that popular tourist destination. Handsomely illustrated, the book features eighty photographs thirty in color and twenty maps and plans.After reviewing the topography of the site, the Strudwicks recount the history of Thebes from the city's rise in the late Old Kingdom to the peak of its power in the New Kingdom and to its gradual decline in the Greco-Roman period. They discuss the central role played by the gods in the community's religious life, and take us on a tour of the great temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile and of the temples and tombs of kings, queens, princes, and ordinary individuals on the West Bank.Drawing on their intimate acquaintance with ancient Egyptian society, the authors re-create the lives of Thebans during the New Kingdom. They conclude by assessing Greek, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic influences on the area as it exists today and by providing an overview of the archaeological research undertaken there."

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    Thebes in Egypt
    A Guide to the Tombs and Temples of Ancient Luxor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nigel Strudwick, By (author) Helen M. Strudwick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801486166
    ISBN 10: 0801486165

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HDD, HBJH
    Libri: I-TT
    DC21: 932
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    B&T General Subject: 800
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    DC22: 932
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 18
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV015010
    LC classification: DT73.T3 S77 1999
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WTH, NHC, NKD, NHHA
    New edition
    Edition statement
    1st New edition
    Illustrations note
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    11 May 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Nigel and Helen Strudwick have provided the first comprehensive treatment of the most important archaeological site in Egypt. No other location, with the possible exception of Saqqara, has yielded material from all the major epochs of Egyptian history. Clearly written and well organized, the book presents valuable new information about its subject." James F. Romano, Brooklyn Museum of Art"