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- BRILL 2008; US$ 221.00
Ptolemy II Philadelphus, second Macedonian king of Egypt (282-246BC), captured intellectual high ground by founding the Alexandrian Library and Museum, and cemented celebrity status by bankrolling his courtesans' endeavours in Olympic chariot-racing. This book analyses a range of key aspects of Phiadelphus' world. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 64.00
Swifter than the Arrow' explores a little-known aspect of life in Ancient Egypt, celebrating the Egyptians as the first known civilisation to have formed the special bond with the dog that persists today as the most remarkable and enduring of human-animal relationships. Five thousand years ago the Egyptians selected and bred hounds for the chase and... more...
- Algora Publishing 2012; US$ 21.95
Over the centuries the figure of the Queen of Sheba has loomed large in poetry and romance. The mysterious Queen, who is said to have visited Solomon in Jerusalem, has cast her spell over poets, painters and storytellers of many lands. The people of Ethiopia have always claimed her as her own, and to this day boast that her son Menelik ? fruit of the... more...
- Sidestone Press 2012; US$ 50.35
The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time. It took Carter and his team 10 years to clear the contents of the tomb and among the objects found was a large collection of shoes and sandals. The footwear is analysed here in detail for the first time since the discovery... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17
Vivant Denon was known as 'Napoleon's eye'. He accompanied Bonaparte to Egypt, witnessed the Battle of the Nile and was, in effect, the first war artist. This book tells the story of Denon's travels and the impact of his illustrations, which proved to Europe that Egyptian art and architecture are no poor relation to that of Greece or Rome. more...
A History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 - Vol. V: Egypt under Rameses the GreatTaylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum?s department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects, Budge was hugely successful in collecting papyri, statues and other artefacts for the trustees of the British Museum: numbering into the thousands... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00
Including discussions of prostitution, concubines, adultery, homosexuality, intercourse with animals, necrophilia, incest, and polygamy, this pathbreaking work introduces readers to the erotic life that flourished along the banks of the Nile from the Old Kingdom to the Graeco-Roman period. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.95
Cleopatra is wreathed by so many outsized myths that it is sometimes difficult to tell the woman from the legend. For centuries, historians have scarcely deviated from the occidental, Horatian portrayal of an Eastern temptress bent on bringing down the great men of Rome. Michael Foss looks through and beyond the myths, using fresh research to vividly... more...