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  • Crown of Arsinoë IIby Maria Nilsson

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 55.00

    The Crown of Arsinoë II is a detailed study of a unique crown that was created for the Ptolemaic Egyptian Queen Arsinoë II which has important conclusions for ancient Egyptian history. Images of Arsinoë are represented in a broad spectrum of iconographic media, depicting this historical figure in a Greek as well as Egyptian cultural... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lost Tombsby Manniche

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 450.00

    First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Afterglow of Empireby Aidan Dodson

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 23.99

    During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external pressures, ultimately reversed by invaders from Nubia and consolidated by natives of the Nile Delta following a series of Assyrian invasions. Much of this... more...

  • Djekhy & Sonby Koenraad Donker van Heel

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 10.99

    Djekhy & Son, two businessmen living 2,500 years ago in the densely populated neighborhoods built around the great temple of Amun at Karnak, worked as funerary service providers in the necropolis on the western bank of the Nile. They were also successful agricultural entrepreneurs, cultivating flax and grain. In 1885, the German Egyptologist August... more...

  • Monarchs of the Nileby Aidan Dodson

    I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 7.99

    This book presents a concise account of the lives and times of some of the more significant occupants of the Egyptian throne, from the unification of the country around 3000 bc down to the extinction of native rule just under three millennia later. Some, such as Tuthmosis III, had a major impact on their time, and were remembered by their own people... more...

  • Amarna Sunsetby Aidan Dodson

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 19.99

    This new study, drawing on the latest research, tells the story of the decline and fall of the pharaoh Akhenaten?s religious revolution in the fourteenth century bc. Beginning at the regime?s high-point in his Year 12, it traces the subsequent collapse that saw the deaths of many of the king?s loved ones, his attempts to guarantee the revolution through... more...