The Tomb in Ancient Egypt: Royal and Private Sepulchres from the Early Dynastic Period to the Romans

The Tomb in Ancient Egypt: Royal and Private Sepulchres from the Early Dynastic Period to the Romans

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By (author) Aidan Dodson, By (author) Salima Ikram

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 202mm x 264mm x 38mm | 1,678g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500051399
  • ISBN 13: 9780500051399
  • Illustrations note: 402 illustrations, 28 in colour
  • Sales rank: 239,651

Product description

For Egyptophiles everywhere, here is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published on the full range of tombs, their decoration and burial customs.

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Aidan Dodson is Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, and the author of numerous books on ancient Egypt, including The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt and The Mummy in Ancient Egypt, the latter of which he co-wrote with Salima Ikram, Associate Professor of Egyptology at the American University of Cairo.

Table of contents

Part I; 1. Egyptian Mortuary Beliefs and the Nature of the Tomb; 2. The Tomb and Society; 3. Construction and Decoration; 4. The Study of the Egyptian Tomb; Part II; 5. The Decoration of the Tomb; Part III; 6. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods; 7. The Old Kingdom; 8. The First Intermediate Period, Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period; 9. The New Kingdom - The Early Years; 10. The New Kingdom - The Amarna Years; 11. The New Kingdom - The Ramesside Years; 12. The Third Intermediate and Saite Periods; 13. The Late Period and the Graeco-Roman Period.