This work aims to present a concise account of the lives and times of some of the more significant occupants of the Egyptian throne, from the unification of the country in around 3000BC, down to the extinction of native rule just under three millennia later. Some, such as Tuthmosis III, had a major impact upon their time, and were remembered by their own people until the very civilization collapsed. Others, such as Tuthankhamun, were soon forgotten by the Egyptians themselves, only to burst into popular culture thousands of years after their deaths, as a result of the labours of modern archaeologists. Still more remain unknown outside the small circle of professional archaeologists, but led lives that call out for wider dissemination.
|Publication date:||28th February 2001|
|Publisher:||The American University in Cairo Press|
|Categories:||African history, Ancient history: to c 500 CE, Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology, Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours,|
AIDAN DODSON read Egyptian archeology at Durham, Liverpool, and Cambridge universities, receiving his BA in 1985 and his PhD in 1995. He has taught and lectured in England, Egypt, Canada, and the United States and regularly lectures at the British Museum and on Nile cruises. He is the co-author with Salima Ikram of Royal Mummies in the Egyptian Museum (AUC Press, 1997) and The Mummy in Ancient Egypt (AUC Press 1998).More About Aidan Dodson