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Exploring Ancient Egypt

Exploring Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw
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Exploring Ancient Egypt, the fifth volume in the Places in Time series, reveals the excitement of science and history as it tours archaeological discoveries from ancient Egypt.Each of twenty chapters treats a particular site, reflecting a variety of site types (pyramids, rock tombs, temples, and most of the major settlements such as el-Amarna and Alexandria) and offering a balance between daily life, religion, and funerary practices. Each site-chapter features a map showing its location, a site reconstruction, and a chronological table covering the span of occupation. Each chapters narrative describes the history of the sites excavation, the principal finds, and a discussion of the particular method being used.Exploring Ancient Egypt offers a fascinating lens in which to view the culture and lifestyle of the people of ancient Egypt, their technological achievements, their relationships with and ways of exploiting the environment, and the spiritual ideologies that motivated them. Here are some of the places visited in Exploring Ancient EgyptHierakonpolis: The First Egyptian CityAbdyos: The Tombs of the First KingsSaqqara: The Step Pyramid of DjoserGiza: The Great Pyramid and the SphinxAbusir and Abu Ghurob: Royal Tombs and Sun TemplesAswan: The Tombs and Shrines of the NomarchsEl-Lahun and Kahun: The Pyramid and Town of Senusret IIBeni Hasan: The Rock Tombs of the Oryx NomeSouth Sinai: Turquoise Mining at Wadi Mahara and Serabit El-KahamElkab: The City and Necropolis of Nekheb
Oxford University Press; July 2003
292 pages; ISBN 9780190283483
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Title: Exploring Ancient Egypt
Author: Ian Shaw
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