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  • The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnakby Lise Manniche

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 13.99

    Some of the most fascinating sculptures to have survived from ancient Egypt are the colossal statues of Akhenaten, erected at the beginning of his reign in his new temple to the Aten at Karnak. Fragments of more than thirty statues are now known, showing the paradoxical features combining male and female, young and aged, characteristic of representations... more...

  • 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$ 26.84

    <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...

  • Ein Jahr in Südafrikaby Kristina Maroldt

    Herder Verlag 2011; US$ 9.25

    »?Bist du dir sicher?? Mit hochgezogenen Brauen musterte mich der Taxifahrer im Rückspiegel. Er war blass und unglaublich dick, auf den Knien balancierte er eine halb aufgegessene Portion Chicken Wings vom KFC-Laden neben dem Rathaus. ?Du willst in die Cornwall Street, nach Woodstock?? Ich lächelte sein mürrisches Gesicht so freundlich wie möglich... 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...

  • Op Pad in Suid-Afrikaby BPJ Erasmus

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 30.63

    Suid-Afrika se ontsaglike diversiteit – van Pofadder, eMkhuze en Haenertsburg tot Cookhouse, Klipplaat, Maokeng en Taung –is wat mens besiel om die pad te vat en die land te verken. Hierdie volledig hersiene en bygewerkte uitgawe van Op Pad in Suid-Afrika het ?n vars, kontemporêre voorkoms, maar bevat al die kenmerke wat dit so ?n klassieke werk... 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...

  • After Tutankhamunby Reeves

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...