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- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2012; US$ 14.95
In a part of Egypt so parched that decades might pass between rainstorms, amid a sea of sand, is a green island?Dakhleh, the ?everlasting oasis??that may contain the whole of human history. In this extraordinary book, an acclaimed science writer and journalist follows an international team of archaeologists as they unlock the secrets of nearly half... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 272.00
Egyptian historiography is determined by the fact that transmission of the historical record is left to chance. Ludwig Morenz therefore develops a method of ?fragmentarily thick description,? borrowing terminology from anthropologist Clifford Geertz, as a way of addressing the holes left in the record while still arriving at as complete a picture of... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2011; US$ 9.12
Hauptbeschreibung Ägypten im 12. Jahrhundert v. Chr.: Der greise Pharao Ramses III., Hüter der göttlichen Ordnung und Garant des Friedens, kann das Land kaum noch regieren. Es drohen Chaos und Vernichtung, es droht die Herrschaft von Seth, dem grausamen Gott der Verwüstungen. Die Feinde des Herrschers versuchen, seine Schwäche auszunutzen. Eine Haremsverschwörung,... more...
- Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 90.00
The Dakhleh Oasis Project is a long-term holistic investigation of the evolution of human populations in the changing environmental conditions of this isolated region in the Western Desert of Egypt. The Project began in 1978 and has combined survey and excavation to collect an extensive range of geological, environmental and archaeological data which... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00
In 1910 Ernesto Schiaparelli, along with the Italian Archaeological Mission on behalf of the Regio Museo di Antichità Egizie, excavated the area where, during the Eleventh Dynasty, King Nebhepetre Mentuhotep erected a chapel to the goddess Hathor at the site of Gebelein. Some of the blocks belonging to this chapel had already been moved to the Cairo... more...
- Routledge 1997; US$ 46.95
In Dr David's study, the builders of the pyramids are revealed as simple people with ordinary preoccupations: who worried about their families, grumbled about working conditions - and even planned a strike to improve them. more...
- BRILL 2006; US$ 139.00
This volume approaches the history of the great city of Alexandria from a variety of directions: its demography, the interaction between Greek and Egyptian and between Jews and Greeks, the nature of its civil institutions and social relations, and its religious, and intellectual history. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
The first publication in English, this book fills a gap in the market and presents an in-depth examination of the significant temple site at Karnak. It is visited by thousands of tourists each year and is one of the most famous ancient temples in the world. Up until now there has been no single publication that covers the historical developments from... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 57.95
The legendary overland silk road was not the only way to reach Asia for ancient travelers from the Mediterranean. During the Roman Empire?s heyday, equally important maritime routes reached from the Egyptian Red Sea across the Indian Ocean. The ancient city of Berenike, located approximately 500 miles south of today?s Suez Canal, was a significant... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 500.00
Scholars often assume that elite, or high-status tomb chapels of the Egyptian Old and Middle Kingdoms featured decorations in order to provide for the eternal needs of the deceased. However, this explanation often fails to account for the content of many such decorations. "The Cosmos of Khnumhotep II" offers a detailed study of the tomb chapel of... more...