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Egypt

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  • The Murder of King Tutby James Patterson; Martin Dugard

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    A secret buried for centuries Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from... more...

  • Swifter Than the Arrowby Michael Rice

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 29.00

    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...

  • Hatshepsut, Queen of Shebaby Emmet Scott

    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...

  • Tutankhamun’s Footwearby André Veldmeijer

    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 Search for Cleopatraby Michael Foss

    Arcade Publishing 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...

  • 100 Hieroglyphsby Barry Kemp

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 11.99

    Egyptian culture is divided from us by several millennia, a lost people and a dead language. We can discover much about this fascinating civilization from its physical remains, but perhaps the greatest insights into the Egyptian mind come from Egyptian hieroglyphs. They reveal the priorities, concerns and beliefs of the Egyptians - a whole worldview.... more...

  • Ancient Egyptians (2 Vols)by J. Gardner Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00

    Written in 1836, this two-volume study has enduring importance in the field of Egyptology. Covering topics including Egyptian homes, ceremonies, hunting, religious rites, and castes, it provides a comprehensive account of ancient Egyptian life and practices. The work is illustrated with numerous anecdotes and hundreds of beautiful woodcuts. more...

  • Tutankhamenby Christine El Mahdy

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    When Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered in 1922, even the most experienced archaeologists joined the international community in marveling at the incredible wealth-and seemingly bizarre rituals-of ancient Egypt. What kind of society could produce such spectacular treasures only to bury them forever? Lost in a frenzy of speculation-anthropological,... more...

  • The Nileby Toby Wilkinson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    A hypnotic journey in the company of one of the world's most acclaimed Egyptologists over the fabled river telling how the Nile continually brought life to an ancient civilization now dead and how it sustained its successors, now in tumult. Renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson leads us through space as much as time: from the river's mystical sources... more...

  • The Search For Nefertitiby Joann Fletcher

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    Joann Fletcher, presenter of BBC2's 'Ancient Egypt: Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings' has written an enthralling account of Nefertiti, one of Egypt's most compelling and mysterious figures. Wife of the controversial pharaoh Akhenaten, she lived through perhaps the most tumultuous period in the country's long history. The so-called Amarna... more...