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  • Sandals, shoes and other leatherwork from the Coptic Monastery Deir el-Bachitby André Veldmeijer

    Sidestone Press 2012; US$ 52.95

    The Coptic monastery and cemetery Deir el-Bachit stands on the hilltop of Dra' Abu el-Naga, the well-known necropolis in Qurna (West Bank, Luxor). It is the largest Coptic monastery complex preserved in Western Thebes and the first monastery that has been systematically investigated. The excavation of the monastery was started as a DFG-Project... more...

  • The Gurob Ship-Cart Model and Its Mediterranean Contextby Shelley Wachsmann; Alexis Catsambis; Donald H. Sanders; Dan Davis; Christine A. Prior; Ruth Siddall; Caroline Cartwright

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    When Shelley Wachsmann began his analysis of the small ship model excavated by assistants of famed Egyptologist W. M. F. Petrie in Gurob, Egypt, in 1920, he expected to produce a brief monograph that would shed light on the model and the ship type that it represented. Instead, Wachsmann discovered that the model held clues to the identities and cultures... more...

  • How To Read The Egyptian Book Of The Deadby Barry Kemp

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 9.32

    The Egyptians created a world of supernatural forces so vivid, powerful and inescapable that controlling one's destiny within it was a constant preoccupation. In life, supernatural forces manifested themselves through misfortune and illness,and after death were faced for eternity in the Otherworld, along with the divine gods who controlled the universe.... more...

  • Ancient Egypt Light Of The World 2 Vol setby Massey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 350.00

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

  • Berenice II and the Golden Age of Ptolemaic Egyptby Dee L. Clayman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 26.99

    A mother of six, immensely wealthy and ambitious, Berenice II, daughter of King Magas of Cyrene and wife of Ptolemy III Euergetes, came to embody all the key religious, political, and artist ideals of Ptolemaic Alexandria. Through she arrived there nearly friendless, with the taint of murder around her, she became one of the most accomplished and powerful... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egyptby Toby Wilkinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal... more...

  • Tutankhamenby Christine El Mahdy

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient Worldby Heather L. Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and pharaohs in early Egypt and Mesopotamia. It then traces the... more...

  • The Lost Wayby Stephen J. Patterson

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.99

    In this rigorously researched and thoughtful study, a leading Jesus Seminar scholar reveals the dramatic story behind the modern discovery of the earliest gospels, accounts that do not portray Jesus exclusively as a martyr but recover a lost ancient Christian tradition centered on Jesus as a teacher of wisdom. The church has long advocated the Pauline... more...

  • The Lost Wayby Stephen J. Patterson

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    In this rigorously researched and thoughtful study, a leading Jesus Seminar scholar reveals the dramatic story behind the modern discovery of the earliest gospels, accounts that do not portray Jesus exclusively as a martyr but recover a lost ancient Christian tradition centered on Jesus as a teacher of wisdom. The church has long advocated the Pauline... more...