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Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology

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Legends of the Egyptian Gods Hieroglyphic Texts and Translations

Legends of the Egyptian Gods Hieroglyphic Texts and Translations

Author: E.A. Wallis Budge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Hieroglyphic Texts And Translations Of Many Legends Including Creation, Destruction Of Mankind, Legend Of Horus Etc. E.A. Wallis Budge: Former Keeper Of Egyptian And Assyrian Antiquities In The British Museum. A Classic Compilation Of Ancient Egyptian Literature, Language And Culture.

Egyptian Magic

Egyptian Magic

Author: E.A. Wallis Budge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

The Legend Of Ra... Magicalfigures... Magical Names And Ceremonies. Antiquity Of Magical Practices In Egypt. An Important Work By E.A.Wallis Budge

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Author: E.A. Wallis Budge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

The Papyrus Of Ani. Translated By E.A.Wallis Budge: Knighted For His Work At The British Museum, Contributions To Archaeology And Work With Early Languages. Available Again For Students Of Eygyptian Studies.

A World Beneath the Sands Adventurers and Archaeologists in the Golden Age of Egyptology

A World Beneath the Sands Adventurers and Archaeologists in the Golden Age of Egyptology

Author: Toby Wilkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

What could be more exciting, more exotic or more intrepid than digging in the sands of Egypt in the hope of discovering golden treasures from the age of the pharaohs? Our fascination with ancient Egypt goes back to the ancient Greeks. But the heyday of Egyptology was undoubtedly the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This golden age of scholarship and adventure is neatly book-ended by two epoch-making events: Champollion's decipherment of hieroglyphics in 1822 and the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon a hundred years later. In A World Beneath the Sands, the acclaimed Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson tells the riveting stories of the men and women whose obsession with Egypt's ancient civilisation drove them to uncover its secrets. Champollion, Carter and Carnarvon are here, but so too are their lesser-known contemporaries, such as the Prussian scholar Karl Richard Lepsius, the Frenchman Auguste Mariette and the British aristocrat Lucie Duff-Gordon. Their work - and those of others like them - helped to enrich and transform our understanding of the Nile Valley and its people, and left a lasting impression on Egypt, too. Travellers and treasure-hunters, ethnographers and epigraphers, antiquarians and archaeologists: whatever their motives, whatever their methods, all understood that in pursuing Egyptology they were part of a greater endeavour - to reveal a lost world, buried for centuries beneath the sands.

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology offers a comprehensive survey of the entire study of ancient Egypt from prehistory through to the end of the Roman period. It seeks to place Egyptology within its theoretical, methodological, and historical contexts, indicating how the subject has evolved and discussing its distinctive contemporary problems, issues, and potential. Transcending conventional boundaries between archaeological and ancient textual analysis, the volume brings together 63 chapters that range widely across archaeological, philological, and cultural sub-disciplines, highlighting the extent to which Egyptology as a subject has diversified and stressing the need for it to seek multidisciplinary methods and broader collaborations if it is to remain contemporary and relevant. Organized into ten parts, it offers a comprehensive synthesis of the various sub-topics and specializations that make up the field as a whole, from the historical and geographical perspectives that have influenced its development and current characteristics, to aspects of museology and conservation, and from materials and technology - as evidenced in domestic architecture and religious and funerary items - to textual and iconographic approaches to Egyptian culture. Authoritative yet accessible, it serves not only as an invaluable reference work for scholars and students working within the discipline, but also as a gateway into Egyptology for classicists, archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and linguists.

Abu Simbel Chinese Edition A Short Guide to the Temples

Abu Simbel Chinese Edition A Short Guide to the Temples

Author: Nigel (Independent Scholar, Egypt) Fletcher-Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2020

The three-thousand-year-old rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel and the story of their rescue from the rising waters of Lake Nasser in the 1960s are almost as familiar worldwide as the tale of the gold funerary mask and brief life of the boy king Tutankhamun. Yet although they are among the most celebrated, visited, and photographed archaeological sites in the world, the two temples are among the least understood by the visitor. In this lucidly written, beautifully illustrated guide, Nigel Fletcher-Jones explains the main features of both temples, discusses what they teach us about ancient Egypt during the reign of Rameses II (1265-1200 BC), and illustrates which gods and goddesses were worshipped here. With over 80 new photographs, drawings, and diagrams, and packed with fascinating insights, The Brief Guide to Abu Simbel is an indispensable companion and souvenir to one of the world's great archaeological sites.

Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art

Author: Jean Capart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Originally published in 1923, this book provides an exploration of Egyptian art. Drawing on environmental factors of the Egyptian region, architecture, history and Egyptian society, Capart also provides an insight into the psyche of the Egyptian artist.

Ancient Egyptian Phonology

Ancient Egyptian Phonology

Author: James P. (Brown University, Rhode Island) Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

In Ancient Egyptian Phonology. James Allen studies the sounds of the language spoken by the ancient Egyptians through application of the most recent methodological advances for phonological reconstruction. Using the internal evidence of the language, he proceeds from individual vowels and consonants to the sound of actual ancient Egyptian texts. Allen also explores variants, alternants, and the development of sound in texts, and touches on external evidence from Afroasiatic cognate languages. The most up to date work on this topic, Ancient Egyptian Phonology is an essential resource for Egyptologists and will also be of interest to scholars and linguists of African and Semitic languages.

Ancient Egyptian Phonology

Ancient Egyptian Phonology

Author: James P. (Brown University, Rhode Island) Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

In Ancient Egyptian Phonology. James Allen studies the sounds of the language spoken by the ancient Egyptians through application of the most recent methodological advances for phonological reconstruction. Using the internal evidence of the language, he proceeds from individual vowels and consonants to the sound of actual ancient Egyptian texts. Allen also explores variants, alternants, and the development of sound in texts, and touches on external evidence from Afroasiatic cognate languages. The most up to date work on this topic, Ancient Egyptian Phonology is an essential resource for Egyptologists and will also be of interest to scholars and linguists of African and Semitic languages.

The Architecture of Mastaba Tombs in the Unas Cemetery

The Architecture of Mastaba Tombs in the Unas Cemetery

Author: Ashley Cooke Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2020

The Architecture of Mastaba Tombs in the Unas Cemetery

The Architecture of Mastaba Tombs in the Unas Cemetery

Author: Ashley Cooke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2020

Papyri in the Princeton University Collections, Volume II

Papyri in the Princeton University Collections, Volume II

Author: Sherman LeRoy Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Ninety-two documents of varied interest, all throwing light on the social and economic conditions of Roman Egypt. Each text is provided with ample commentary and critical notes. Originally published in 1936. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.