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Egypt

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  • The Story of the Bodmer Papyriby James M. Robinson

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 33.00

    The United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) entrusted author James Robinson with tracking down the place where the Nag Hammadi Codices had been discovered. Priests whom the author interviewed in the region told Robinson that the codices had once been in the possession of a priest in the town of Dishna, a bit further upstream than... more...

  • Radiocarbon and the Chronologies of Ancient Egyptby C. Bronk Ramsey; Andrew J. Shortland

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 48.00

    This volume presents the findings of a major international project on the application of radiocarbon dating to the Egyptian historical chronology. Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Cranfield in the UK, along with a team from France, Austria and Israel, radiocarbon dated more than 200 Egyptian objects made from plant material from museum... more...

  • Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magicby Ruth B. Bottigheimer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    This book examines magic's generally maleficent effect on humans from ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages, including tales from classical mythology, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. It shows that certain magical motifs lived on from age to age, but that it took until the Italian Renaissance for magic tales to become fairy tales. more...

  • Egyptian Artby Maspero

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 450.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his Worldby Paul McKechnie; Philippe Guillaume

    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...

  • Treasure Of Ophirby Craufurd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 295.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ancient Egypt: All That Mattersby Barry J. Kemp

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 4.99

    For three thousand years a dominant force, Ancient Egypt is arguably the most successful and longest lasting human civilization yet. In this pacy guide, world renowned Egyptologist Professor Barry Kemp seeks to explain why Ancient Egypt was able to thrive with such stability for such a long time. The answers may be surprising - Kemp shows that human... more...

  • Dokumentarische Texte der Berliner Papyrussammlung aus byzantinischer Zeitby Fabian Reiter

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    In celebration of the reopening of the permanent exhibition ofthe Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection at the ?Neues Museum?, this volume presents editions of previously unpublished Greek documents of the Berlin papyrus collection. Numerous papyrologists from all over the world provide valuable insights into the administration, everyday life and... more...

  • The Decrees of Memphis and Canopus: Vol. II (Routledge Revivals)by E. A. Wallis Budge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This is the second of three volumes exploring some of the most remarkable insights into Ancient Egypt to have come to light in modern times. The first two volumes deal with the Rosetta Stone, an outstanding archaeological discovery which has supplied the basis for Egyptian decipherment; the final volume explores the "Stele of Canopus", discovered... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egyptby Toby Wilkinson

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this landmark work, one of the world?s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire?three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters. Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson... more...