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  • Secrets of the Sandsby Harry Thurston

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    In a part of Egypt so parched that decades might pass between rainstorms, amid a sea of sand, is a green island?Dakhleh, the ?everlasting oasis??that may contain the whole of human history. In this extraordinary book, an acclaimed science writer and journalist follows an international team of archaeologists as they unlock the secrets of nearly half... more...

  • Eine Wüstenstadtby Roger Shaler Bagnall

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 33.56

    <P>Die Dakhla Oase, weit vom Niltal entfernt im tiefsten Inneren der ägyptischen Westwüste gelegen, war einer der abgeschiedensten Winkel des Römischen Reichs. Die Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Kultur, die uns nach den Ausgrabungen des letzten Jahrzehnts in Amheida, dem antiken Trimithis, und an anderen Orten dieser Oase entgegentritt, erweist... more...

  • Die Zeit der Regionen im Spiegel der Gebelein-Regionby Ludwig Morenz

    BRILL 2009; US$ 272.00

    Egyptian historiography is determined by the fact that transmission of the historical record is left to chance. Ludwig Morenz therefore develops a method of ?fragmentarily thick description,? borrowing terminology from anthropologist Clifford Geertz, as a way of addressing the holes left in the record while still arriving at as complete a picture of... more...

  • Tage des Sethby Judith Mathes

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2011; US$ 9.25

    Ägypten im 12. Jahrhundert v. Chr.: Der greise Pharao Ramses III., Hüter der göttlichen Ordnung und Garant des Friedens, kann das Land kaum noch regieren. Es drohen Chaos und Vernichtung, es droht die Herrschaft von Seth, dem grausamen Gott der Verwüstungen. Die Feinde des Herrschers versuchen, seine Schwäche auszunutzen. Eine Haremsverschwörung, angeführt... more...

  • The Oasis Papers 6by Colin A. Hope; Roger S. Bagnall; Paola Davoli

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 90.00

    The Dakhleh Oasis Project is a long-term holistic investigation of the evolution of human populations in the changing environmental conditions of this isolated region in the Western Desert of Egypt. The Project began in 1978 and has combined survey and excavation to collect an extensive range of geological, environmental and archaeological data which... 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...

  • The Red Landby Steven E. Sidebotham; Martin Hense; Hendrikje M. Nouwens

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 12.99

    For thousands of years Egypt has crowded the Nile Valley and Delta. The Eastern Desert, however, has also played a crucial?though until now little understood?role in Egyptian history. Ancient inhabitants of the Nile Valley feared the desert, which they referred to as the Red Land, and were reluctant to venture there, yet they exploited the extensive... more...

  • The Reliefs of the Chapel of Nebhepetra Mentuhotep at Gebeleinby Elisa Fiore Marochetti; Kenneth F Hurry

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    In 1910 Ernesto Schiaparelli, along with the Italian Archaeological Mission on behalf of the Regio Museo di Antichità Egizie, excavated the area where, during the Eleventh Dynasty, King Nebhepetre Mentuhotep erected a chapel to the goddess Hathor at the site of Gebelein. Some of the blocks belonging to this chapel had already been moved to the Cairo... more...

  • Chasing Chariotsby Andre J. Veldmeijer; Salima Ikram

    Sidestone Press 2013; US$ 38.00

    The present work is the result of the First International Chariot Conference, jointly organised by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and the American University in Cairo (AUC) (30 November to 2 December 2012). The intention of the conference was to make a broad assessment of the current state of knowledge about chariots in Egypt and... more...

  • Abusirby Miroslav Verner

    I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 29.99

    At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis there lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the more familiar pyramids at Giza and Saqqara, this area has nonetheless been the site, for the last forty years, of an extensive operation to discover its past. This... more...