The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian cities and towns have until recently been one of the least- studied and least-published aspects of this great ancient civilization. Now new research and excavation are transforming our knowledge. The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt is the first book to bring these latest discoveries to a wide general and scholarly audience, and to provide a comprehensive overview of what we know about ancient settlement during the dynastic period. Divided in two halves, the book opens with an account of the development of urban settlement in Egypt, describing the pattern of urban life, from food production, government, crime and health to schooling, leisure, ancient tourism, and the interaction of the living community with the dead. The second half of the book takes the reader on a trip down the Nile from Aswan to the Delta, giving a comprehensive account of all cities and towns with details for each of their discovery, excavation and important finds, supported by maps and plans as well as recent photographs. This book is sure to appeal to all those concerned with urban design and history, as well as tourists, students and Egyptophiles.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 190 x 254 x 22.86mm | 1,090g
- 16 Sep 2014
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 49 Illustrations, black and white; 193 Illustrations, color
Table of contents
Introduction * 1. The Rise of the City * 2. Cities for Kings and Gods * 3. Cities for People * 4. Graeco-Roman Egypt * 5. Gazetteer of Cities and Towns of Ancient Egypt * Epilogue
'The first concise summary presenting Egyptian settlement archaeology to a wider audience' - Egyptian Archaeology 'A feast of facts for any Egyptophile ... Any serious traveller venturing along the Nile Valley today should take this book with them, while those who prefer armchair travelling will gain much pleasure from learning about these ancient cities without having to stir from home' - Minerva 'A comprehensive appraisal of cities and city life in dynastic Egypt' - Ancient Egypt
About Steven Snape
Steven Snape is a lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool and Director of the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, also in Liverpool. He is a recognized authority and an experienced settlement archaeologist, who currently leads excavations at Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham.