Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

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The Encyclopedia opens with a general map of the region and a chronology of periods and dynasties, providing a context for the entries. The first section of the volume then comprises 14 overviews which explore the history and significance of each period. The main body of the text offers more than 300 alphabetically organized entries, written by some of the most eminent scholars in this field. Areas covered include: artefacts - glass, jewellery, sculpture archaeological practices - dating techniques, representational evidence, textual sources biographies - Howard Carter, Gertrude Caton Thompson, Gaston Maspero buildings - cult temples, private tombs, pyramid complexes geographical features - agriculture, climate, irrigation sites - Abydos, Dakhla Oasis, Thebes social organization - kingship, law, taxation The text is extensively illustrated with over 120 images. Each entry is followed by a selected further reading section which includes foreign language sources to supplement the available works in English.show more

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  • Hardback | 968 pages
  • 182 x 248 x 64mm | 2,299.74g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • 120 b/w pls
  • 0415185890
  • 9780415185899

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"[T]his title stands out as a compact, authoritative source....An excellent choice for libraries of all types." -"Choice "Among recent reference works concerning ancient Egypt, this title stands out as a compact, authoritative source with a wide range of information presented in scholarly but readable style. An excellent choice for libraries of all types." -"Choice, 3/00 "This outstanding work is prepared by scholars for serious students of the archaeology of ancient Egypt....[and] is well worth the cost and belongs in all college/university libraries and other libraries supporting research in ancient archaeology." -"Booklist/RBB, 9/99 "Contains valuable resources for researchers and others interested in the ancient Near East, most especially ancient Egypt. ...should become a part of every library with an interest in archaeology and ancient history.." -"American Reference Book Annual, 2000 ..."ambitious and comprehensive...assemble[s] substantial amounts of material never before collected in a single convenient volume or set of volumes. ...[a] worthy addition to school, university and public libraries, as well as to...personal libraries." -Denise Doxey, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in "Religious Studies Review, April 2002show more

Table of contents

Alexandria Balabish Carter, Howard climate dating techniques Dendera Egyptian language and writing Egyptology, history of faience, technology and production funerary texts Giza Herodotus Israelites jewellery Karnak law Luxor, temple of metallurgy mummies, scientific study of mythology Nubian towns and temples Petrie, Sir William Matthew Flinders pyramids, construction techniques representational evidence Rosetta Stone Saqqara Sea Peoples social organization taxation and conscription Tell el-Amarna Tell ed-Daba textual sources Thebes trade, foreign Wadi Kubbaniya wine makingshow more