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Egypt

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  • 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...

  • Before the Pyramidsby Christopher Knight; Alan Butler

    Watkins Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    The suggestion that the Giza pyramids were laid out to represent the stars of Orion's belt, with the position of the River Nile reflecting the Milky Way, was first put forward by the renowned author Robert Bauval in his bestselling book The Orion Mystery. In Before the Pyramids Knight and Butler reveal that the British henges were arranged in the same... more...

  • Die Chronik des ibn Wasil. ?am?l ad-D?n Muhammad ibn Wasil. Mufarrig al-Kurub f? Ahbar Ban? Ayyubby Mohamed Rahim

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 65.52

    Der Münchener Arabist und Islamwissenschaftler Mohamed Rahim legt eine kritische Edition des Schlussteils der Chronik des Damal ad-Dîn Muhammad ibn Wasil (13. Jahrhundert) mit einem philologischen und historischen Kommentar vor. Dieser Abschnitt des Werks umfasst die Jahre 646/1248 ? 659/1261, also den interessantesten Teil, da der Chronist darin über... more...

  • Zur Verwaltung in der 20. Dynastie: das Wesiratby Guido Dresbach

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 101.78

    Die 20. Dynastie bildet den Endpunkt des altägyptischen Neuen Reiches. Sie hat uns viele Dokumente hinterlassen, die vor allem das Leben und die administrativen Aktivitäten rund um die Arbeitersiedlung Deir el-Medineh erhellen, deren Bewohner zuständig waren für die Grablege der Könige. Dabei unterstanden sie dem Wesir, der als höchster Beamter der... more...

  • Texts from the "Archive" of Socrates, the Tax Collector, and Other Contexts at Karanisby Cornelia Römer; Mohamed Gaber El-Maghrabi

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    This volume contains 25 papyri, which were excavated in the village of Karanis in the north-eastern Fayum by American archaeologists (1924-1926). Half of the new texts are literary, mostly from the library of the tax collector Socrates; the others are documents that can shed new light on the activities of the tax collector or of other inhabitants of... more...

  • The Book of the Deadby E. A. Wallis Budge

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    The Book of the Dead is the title now commonly given to the great collection of funerary texts which the ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. These consist of spells and incantations, hymns and litanies, magical formulae and names, words of power and prayers, and they are found cut or painted on walls of pyramids and tombs,... more...

  • Empire of Ancient Egyptby Wendy Christensen

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    This book opens with an introduction to the world and the geographic area in the years leading up to the empire, followed by a brief summary of the history of the empire. Sorting through the myths of popular culture and contradictory historical evidence, this volume provides a picture of the life and history of the ancient Egyptians. more...

  • Tutankhamunby Bill Price

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 14.99

    In 1922 Howard Carter uncovered what is still regarded as the most spectacular archaeological discovery ever made. Tutankhamun's tomb had remained hidden in the Valley of the Kings for more than 3000 years and its discovery caused a media sensation, elevating the previously little-known Egyptian Pharaoh into the position of an international celebrity.... more...

  • Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphsby Barbara Mertz

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization. Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people?from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions? Temples, Tombs, and... more...

  • An English Translation of Bachoffen's Mutterrecht (Mother Right) (1861)by David Partenheimer; Johann Jakob Bachofen

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2007; US$ 139.95

    Mutterrecht (Mother Right) by Johann Jakob Bachofen was the seminal document of the 19th century concerning the role of women in ancient societies. Bachofen documented that motherhood is the source of human society, religion, morality, and decency in societies including Lycia, Crete, Greece, Egypt, India, Central Asia, Northern Africa, and Spain. He... more...