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Egypt

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  • The Silver Eyeby Susan Brind Morrow

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 16.99

    The first proper translation of the Egyptian Pyramid Texts (The Book of the Dead) reveals their beauty as literature and their profound importance. more...

  • Amheida IIIby Roger S. Bagnall; Rodney Ast; Clementina Caputo; Raffaella Cribiore

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 85.00

    This archaeological report provides a comprehensive study of the excavations carried out at Amheida House B2 in Egypt's Dakhleh Oasis between 2005 and 2007, followed by three study seasons between 2008 and 2010. The excavations at Amheida in Egypt's western desert, begun in 2001 under the aegis of Columbia University and sponsored by NYU since... more...

  • Egyptomaniaby Ronald H. Fritze

    Reaktion Books 2016; US$ 35.00

    The land of pyramids and sphinxes, pharaohs and goddesses, Egypt has been a source of awe and fascination from the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century. In Egyptomania , Ronald H. Fritze takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the past, a place inhabited by strange gods, powerful magic, spell-binding hieroglyphs,... more...

  • Dakhleh Oasis and the Western Desert of Egypt under the Ptolemiesby James C. R. Gill

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 56.25

    Through an analysis of recently discovered Ptolemaic pottery from Mut al-Kharab, as well as a reexamination of pottery collected by the Dakhleh Oasis Project during the survey of the oasis from 1978–1987, this book challenges the common perception that Dakhleh Oasis experienced a sudden increase in agricultural exploitation and a dramatic rise... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume Iby Geoffrey Killen

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 44.53

    This revised second edition examines the common forms of furniture used in ancient Egypt, so much of which has been preserved by the dry Egyptian climate and has long been admired for the quality of its design and construction. The story begins with the earliest known pieces and ends with the spectacular discoveries from the 18th dynasty represented... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume IIby Geoffrey Killen

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 44.53

    In this revised second edition Dr Killen continues his survey of Egyptian furniture-making techniques with a study of boxes, chests and footstools and traces their evolution from the earliest times. Wooden, papyrus and alabaster boxes and chests were used to hold, protect and store valuable objects, toilet utensils, instruments, tools, garments, curtains,... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume IIIby Geoffrey Killen

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 44.53

    In this third volume Dr Killen investigates how woodworking in ancient Egypt developed in the 19th and 20th dynasties. It establishes the range of wooden furniture manufactured during this period by surveying examples depicted in Ramesside Theban and Memphite tombs. Ancient records show how the procurement of furniture occurred at Deir el-Medina while... more...

  • The Social Context of Technological Changeby Andrew Shortland

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 23.43

    The technological capabilities of the ancient world have long fascinated scholars and the general public alike, though scholarly debate has often seen material culture not as the development of technology, but as a tool for defining chronology and delineating the level of interactions of neighbouring societies. These fourteen papers, arising from a... more...

  • The Hebrew Pharaohs of Egyptby Ahmed Osman

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 2003; US$ 13.99

    A reinterpretation of Egyptian and biblical history that shows the Patriarch Joseph and Yuya, a vizier of the eighteenth dynasty king Tuthmosis IV, to be the same person • Uses detailed evidence from Egyptian, biblical, and Koranic sources to place Exodus in the time of Ramses I • Sheds new light on the mysterious and sudden rise of monotheism under... more...

  • Moses and Akhenatenby Ahmed Osman

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 2002; US$ 16.99

    A reinterpretation of biblical and Egyptian history that shows Moses and the Pharaoh Akhenaten to be one and the same. • Provides dramatic evidence from both archaeological and documentary sources. • A radical challenge to long-established beliefs on the origin of Semitic religion. During his reign, the Pharaoh Akhenaten was able to abolish... more...