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Egyptology

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  • 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...

  • 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$ 12.99

    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...

  • Tutankhamen's Curseby Joyce Tyldesley

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. Tutankhamen's Curse approaches the story of the lost king and his development into a cultural icon with fresh eyes. Stripping away the layers of modern myths... more...

  • Budge's Egyptby E. A. Wallis Budge

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Focusing on the monuments on either side of the Nile, the author describes Egyptians, their writing, religion and gods, plus historic locales and objects: Alexandria, Cairo, the Rosetta Stone, the pyramids, the Sphinx; the statue of Rameses II, the temples at Luxor and Karnak, major sites where royal mummies were discovered, and more. more...

  • The Ancient Egyptians For Dummiesby Charlotte Booth

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Unravel the history behind of one of the most fascinating ancient civilisations with this engaging, entertaining and educational guide to the ancient Egyptians. With a complete rundown of ancient Egyptian history and culture alongside insights in to the everyday lives of the Egyptians, you?ll discover how they kept themselves entertained, the gory... more...

  • Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt, Revised Editionby Rosalie David

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 70.00

    Combining historical and archaeological information, this text explores all aspects of life in ancient Egypt from pre-dynastic times to the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. Organized thematically, the book also encompasses new techniques including the use of DNA analysis. more...

  • Egyptian Ideas of the Future Lifeby E. A. Wallis Budge

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life places before the reader in a handy form an account of the principal ideas and beliefs held by the ancient Egyptians concerning the resurrection and the future life, which is derived wholly from native religious works. From the beginning to the end of his life the Egyptian's chief thought was of the life beyond... more...

  • The Obelisk and the Englishmanby Dorothy U. Seyler

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    William John Bankes (1786?1855) was a pioneer in the nascent study of the language, history, and civilization of ancient Egypt. At the Abydos Temple he discovered the King List ? a wall of cartouches listing Egyptian kings in chronological order ? which was vital to the decoding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. At Philae he uncovered a fallen obelisk, which... more...

  • A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Artby Melinda K. Hartwig

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art presents a comprehensive collection of original essays exploring key concepts, critical discourses, and theories that shape the discipline of ancient Egyptian art. ? Features contributions from top scholars in their respective fields of expertise relating to ancient Egyptian art ? Provides overviews of past... more...