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The Cemetery of Meir, Volume I - The Tomb of Pepyankh-the Middle (Paperback, New): Effy Alexakis, Naguib Kanawati, A. L.... The Cemetery of Meir, Volume I - The Tomb of Pepyankh-the Middle (Paperback, New)
Effy Alexakis, Naguib Kanawati, A. L. Mourad, Sameh Shafik
R1,907 R1,636 Discovery Miles 16 360 Save R271 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The tomb of Pepyankh-the Middle is completely preserved, containing valuable information on various aspects of the Egyptian provincial administration and on daily life in the Sixth Dynasty. Both burial shafts of the tomb owner and his wife end in beautifully decorated and extremely well preserved burial chambers. This book presents a new record in line drawings and coloured photographs of all architectural and artistic features of the entire chapel and burial apartments.

Mummy: The Inside Story (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): John H. Taylor Mummy: The Inside Story (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
John H. Taylor
R347 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Egyptian mummies are perennially popular with visitors to museums but what is their relevance in the twenty-first century? And what can we learn from the study of these ancient remains? Mummies are an unparalleled source of scientific data, addressing a host of questions about life in one of the most highly developed societies of the ancient world. Although the ancient Egyptians left many written records, these tell only part of the story, and researchers rely heavily on human remains to complete the picture. These throw light on many important issues about which the inscriptions are often silent: physical anthropology, family relationships, life expectancy, nutrition and health, disease and the causes of death. They also of course provide a unique insight into the fascinating and complex processes of mummification; including not only the artificial preservation of the corpse, but also the ritual elements which played such an important part: the placing of amulets, the putting on of wrappings and the equipping of the body with religious texts and images. For many years, the only way to extract this data from Egyptian mummies was to unwrap them a process both destructive and irreversible. Then, the advent of modern non-invasive imaging techniques X-rays and Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning made it possible to look inside a mummy without disturbing the wrappings in any way. Now this technology has advanced still further. Thanks to the latest computer-generated images, we are able to perform a virtual unwrapping of a mummy and to embark on a journey within the body, visualizing every feature and amulet in 3D. The subject chosen for this ground-breaking experiment, the priest Nesperennub, has been one of the British Museums treasured exhibits for over a hundred years. His beautifully painted mummy-case has never been opened since it was sealed up by embalmers on the West Bank at Thebes shortly before he was buried, but now after 2,800 years technology has unlocked its secrets. This book takes the reader on a journey of discovery, gathering information about Nesperennub from a variety of sources. First, his place in history and his role in Egyptian society are pieced together from the inscriptions the formal record of his life which was intended for posterity. Then the 3D technology makes it possible to enter the mummy case and to explore the body, collecting data about Nesperennub as a person, seeing his face, assessing his health, and looking over the shoulders of the embalmers as they prepared him for eternal life.

An Investigation into Early Desert Pastoralism - Excavations at the Camel Site, Negev (Paperback): Steven A Rosen An Investigation into Early Desert Pastoralism - Excavations at the Camel Site, Negev (Paperback)
Steven A Rosen
R769 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R193 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Investigation into Early Desert Pastoralism: Excavations at the Camel Site, Negev focuses on two primary purposes, one theoretical/methodological and the second substantive. Briefly stated, the book comprises a case study of excavations at an early (ca. 2800 B.C.) pastoral site in the Negev, providing detailed analyses and a synthetic overview of a seasonal encampment from this early period in the evolution of desert pastoral societies.

Texts from the Baboon and Falcon Galleries - Demotic, Hieroglyphic and Greek Inscriptions from the Sacred Animal Necropolis,... Texts from the Baboon and Falcon Galleries - Demotic, Hieroglyphic and Greek Inscriptions from the Sacred Animal Necropolis, North Saqqara (Paperback, New)
J. D Ray
R1,048 Discovery Miles 10 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume features all the graffiti from the Baboon and Falcon galleries at the Sacred Animal Necropolis, North Saqqara, excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society by Bryan Emery between 1966 and 1971. The graffiti include dedications to the god Imhotep with an important historical content, and masons' marks which show some of the construction history of the galleries. There is also a Greek graffito listing the contents of dreams or visions, and a series of dedications on bronze temple furniture which mention a hitherto unknown god. Jars with hieroglyphic signs shed light on one of the main characters found in the Greek Hermetic literature, and a selection of ostraca give insights into the management of the animal cults.

Papyri in the Princeton University Collections, Volume II (Hardcover): Sherman LeRoy Wallace Papyri in the Princeton University Collections, Volume II (Hardcover)
Sherman LeRoy Wallace
R1,566 R1,237 Discovery Miles 12 370 Save R329 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Papyri in the Princeton University Collections, Volume III (Hardcover): Allan Chester Johnson Papyri in the Princeton University Collections, Volume III (Hardcover)
Allan Chester Johnson; Notes by Allan Chester Johnson
R1,564 R1,235 Discovery Miles 12 350 Save R329 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Ankara Arkeoloji Muezesinde Bulunan Bogazkoy Tabletleri II - Bogazkoy Tablets in the Archaeological Museum of Ankara II... Ankara Arkeoloji Muezesinde Bulunan Bogazkoy Tabletleri II - Bogazkoy Tablets in the Archaeological Museum of Ankara II (Paperback)
Rukiye Akdogan, Oguz Soysal
R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first volume in a new series, Chicago Hittite Dictionary Supplements, designed to augment and supplement the work of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary project. Future volumes will continue to bring tablets written in the Hittite language to light. The volume presented here (ABoT II) is the continuation of the cuneiform edition Ankara Arkeoloji Muezesinde Bulunan Bogazkoy Tabletleri (ABoT) published by Kemal Balkan in 1948. The Hittite tablets, which were acquired by the Ankara Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muezesi by purchase and donations, or collected as surface finds, bear the siglum "AnAr." The best-preserved and attractive pieces of these tablets have been made accessible to the scholarly public through the publication of ABoT; the others, however, were not considered for publication at that time. Since the series of ABoT was later discontinued, such fragments, mostly still useful and in reasonable condition, remained untouched in the Ankara Museum for years. When Rukiye Akdodan decided to make copies of nearly four hundred AnAr fragments and publish them as ABoT II, an agreement of cooperation with Oguz Soysal for the preparation of the catalogue of this work was made in the year 2005. Although the cuneiform copies in other similar works like ABoT and IBoT I-IV were made by Turkish scholars (K. Balkan, M. C. H. Kzlyay, and M. Eren), the support of foreign scholars (H. G. Gueterbock and H. A. Hoffner) was still sought. ABoT II, on the other hand, is a fully Turkish cuneiform edition as a welcome result of a joint Ankara-Chicago effort. The small size of most of the fragments made it particularly difficult to determine the text genres and to place them in the text categories assigned in E. Laroche's Catalogue des textes hittites (CTH). Nevertheless, after two years of intensive work and with the support of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary Projects lexical files, it has been possible to find many duplicates of well-known compositions from Bogazkoy. This volume will certainly enrich the Hittite text corpus. The represented text genres herein include historical, administrative and technical, lexical, mythological texts, hymns and prayers, rituals, cult administration and inventory texts, divination documents, festival descriptions, and compositions in languages other than Hittite (Hattian, Hurrian, Luwian, Sumerian and Akkadian). With the present edition of 389 pieces in cuneiform copies, there are almost no more AnAr fragments remaining in the Ankara Museum that would be worth publishing.

Chert Quarrying, Lithic Technology, and a Modern Human Burial at the Palaeolithic Site of Taramsa 1, Upper Egypt (Paperback):... Chert Quarrying, Lithic Technology, and a Modern Human Burial at the Palaeolithic Site of Taramsa 1, Upper Egypt (Paperback)
Philip Van Peer, Pierre M Vermeersch, Etienne Paulissen
R1,527 Discovery Miles 15 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Egyptian Prehistory Monographs 5

This book presents the comprehensive report of the excavations of the Belgian Middle Egypt Prehistoric Project at the site of Taramsa 1, near Qena in Upper Egypt. Human groups exploited chert cobbles at this locale throughout the entire Middle Stone Age.

A Transportation Archive from Fourth-Century Oxyrhynchus (P. Mich. XX) (Hardcover): K.A. Worp A Transportation Archive from Fourth-Century Oxyrhynchus (P. Mich. XX) (Hardcover)
K.A. Worp; Edited by P.J Sijpesteijn, Klaas A. Worp, T. Gagos, Arthur Verhoogt
R993 R924 Discovery Miles 9 240 Save R69 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume publishes 27 Greek papyri concerned with the transport of grain from Oxyrhynchus to Alexandria and Pelusium. Each text is presented with introduction, Greek text, English translation and explanatory notes. In the general introduction, the authors discuss the process of grain transport in fourth century C. E. Egypt as illustrated by the texts published here and by others, previously published, from Oxyrhynchus.

Histories of Egyptology - Interdisciplinary Measures (Hardcover, New): William Carruthers Histories of Egyptology - Interdisciplinary Measures (Hardcover, New)
William Carruthers
R3,775 Discovery Miles 37 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for? This volume addresses a variety of important themes, the historical involvement of Egyptology with the political sphere, the manner in which the discipline stakes out its professional territory, the ways in which practitioners represent Egyptological knowledge, and the relationship of this knowledge to the public sphere. Histories of Egyptology provides the basis to understand how Egyptologists constructed their discipline. Yet the volume also demonstrates how they construct ancient Egypt, and how that construction interacts with much wider concerns: of society, and of the making of the modern world.

Furniture at Deir el-Medina (Paperback): Jac J. Janssen Furniture at Deir el-Medina (Paperback)
Jac J. Janssen
R434 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R25 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The aim of this book is to find the link between words and household objects. Using ostraca and papyri from the workmen's village at Deir el-Medina, the author discusses both the kind and relative frequency of furniture and wooden receptacles used in a typical New Kingdom home. Forty words referring to normal household objects also feature in the remarkable and previously unpublished Ostracon Varille 19. These are compared with other occurrences in order to assess how common each article was in the life of the community."--P. [4] of cover.

Christians in Caesar's Household - The Emperors' Slaves in the Makings of Christianity (Paperback): Michael... Christians in Caesar's Household - The Emperors' Slaves in the Makings of Christianity (Paperback)
Michael Flexsenhar III
R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this volume, Michael Flexsenhar III advances the argument that imperial slaves and freedpersons in the Roman Empire were essential to early Christians' self-conception as a distinct people in the Mediterranean and played a multifaceted role in the making of early Christianity. Scholarship in early Christianity has for centuries viewed Roman emperors' slaves and freedmen as responsible for ushering Christianity onto the world stage, traditionally using Paul's allusion to "the saints from Caesar's household" in Philippians 4:22 as a core literary lens. Merging textual and material evidence with diaspora and memory studies, Flexsenhar expands on this narrative to explore new and more nuanced representations of this group, showing how the long-accepted stories of Christian slaves and freepersons in Caesar's household should not be taken at face value but should instead be understood within the context of Christian myth- and meaning-making. Flexsenhar analyzes textual and material evidence from the first to the sixth century, spanning Roman Asia, the Aegean rim, Gaul, and the coast of North Africa as well as the imperial capital itself. As a result, this book shows how stories of the emperor's slaves were integral to key developments in the spread of Christianity, generating origin myths in Rome and establishing a shared history and geography there, differentiating and negotiating assimilation with other groups, and expressing commemorative language, ritual acts, and a material culture. With its thoughtful critical readings of literary and material sources and its fresh analysis of the lived experiences of imperial slaves and freedpersons, Christians in Caesar's Household is indispensable reading for scholars of early Christianity, the origins of religion, and the Roman Empire.

The Teti Cemetery at Saqqara, Vol. 9 (Paperback): Naguib Kanawati The Teti Cemetery at Saqqara, Vol. 9 (Paperback)
Naguib Kanawati
R1,642 R1,414 Discovery Miles 14 140 Save R228 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The mud brick mastaba of Remni was recently discovered in the North West corner of the Teti Cemetery. All four walls of its one room chapel are covered with scenes of daily life, painted on mud plaster and thus preserving for us a good example of this rarely preserved type of decoration. The artist succeeded in including a large variety of topics at a miniature scale in a limited space. The owner, Remni, held titles connected with the personal service of the king and represents two wives in the decoration of his chapel, both apparently important and possibly with royal connection.

A Manual of Egyptian Pottery, Volume 2 (Spiral bound): Anna Wodzinska A Manual of Egyptian Pottery, Volume 2 (Spiral bound)
Anna Wodzinska
R844 Discovery Miles 8 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the second volume in a four-book set covering all Egyptian pottery, ranging from the earliest (Fayum A) ceramics to modern pottery made in Egypt today, organized by historical periods. The manuals are quick identification guides as well as starting points for more extensive research. For each period, ceramic types are illustrated with a line drawing, accompanied by a description that includes information on the pot's material, manufacturing techniques, surface treatment, and shape. Colour plates of representative ceramic types are included to give the clearest sense of the colour, composition and surface treatment. All four volumes provide an extensive list of suggested readings as well as a bibliography for each period. Introductory chapters in each book discuss the basics of pottery manufacture and analysis. The first comprehensive guide to Egyptian pottery, this set will prove valuable to students as well as experienced field archaeologists. The volumes come in paperback and spiral bound versions. The spiral bound manuals, with hard laminated covers and tabs, are designed especially for the field and lab. This second edition includes a new expanded introduction.

Baked Clay Figurines and Votive Beds from Medinet Habu (Hardcover): Emily Teeter Baked Clay Figurines and Votive Beds from Medinet Habu (Hardcover)
Emily Teeter
R1,743 Discovery Miles 17 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This catalog presents the entire corpus of 272 baked clay figurines and votive beds excavated at Medinet Habu by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago during their 1926-1933 campaign. The figurines represent women, women with children, men, deities, and animals. They date from the sixteenth century B.C. to the ninth century A.D., illustrating permanence and change in themes of clay figurines as well as stylistic development within each type. The group of votive beds and the stela made from votive bed molds is among the largest and most diverse collections of such material. Each object is fully described and illustrated and is accompanied by commentary on construction, symbolism, and function.

Mereruka and His Family, Part II (Paperback): N. Kanawati, M. Abder-Raziq Mereruka and His Family, Part II (Paperback)
N. Kanawati, M. Abder-Raziq
R1,621 R1,393 Discovery Miles 13 930 Save R228 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Waatetkhethor, the eldest daughter of King Teti and wife of the vizier Mereruka, is the only woman buried in the Teti Cemetery who owned a separate chapel and burial chamber in her husband's mastaba. She held a very elevated status and her son, Meryteti, was described as 'eldest son of the king of his body' (see Part I of this publication). The book examines her special position and documents all the scenes and inscriptions in her chapel, both in line drawings and colour photographs, and produces architectural drawings of her tomb.

Sex and Gender in Ancient Egypt - Don Your Wig for a Joyful Hour (Hardcover): Carolyn Graves-Brown Sex and Gender in Ancient Egypt - Don Your Wig for a Joyful Hour (Hardcover)
Carolyn Graves-Brown
R1,415 Discovery Miles 14 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume offers new research on an essential but often controversial aspect of life in Dynastic Egypt. Its originality lies in combining research which uses Egyptologys traditional strengths, philological and iconographic, with reflections on material culture and on the discipline of Egyptology itself. The authors are internationally-recognised authorities in their fields.

Chogha Mish, Volume 2 - Final Report on the Last Six Seasons of Excavations, 1972-1978 (Hardcover): Abbas Alizadeh Chogha Mish, Volume 2 - Final Report on the Last Six Seasons of Excavations, 1972-1978 (Hardcover)
Abbas Alizadeh
R2,017 Discovery Miles 20 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The present publication is the final report on the eleven seasons of excavations at Chogha Mish. In addition to the materials and records from Chogha Mish, Alizadeh uses the data available from the excavations of the neighboring sites of Chogha Bonut and Boneh Fazl Ali to augment his reconstruction of Susiana prehistoric development. Together, these three sites cover a long period from ca. 7200 to 500 B.C.While most researchers see the fourth millennium as a pivotal period in the development of state organizations in southwestern Iran as a result of intra-regional competition between various local polities, Alizadeh traces the onset of the conflict of interest between the settled agricultural communities of the lowlands and mobile pastoralists of the highlands to the fifth millennium b.c. In doing so, Alizadeh considers a much more substantial role for the ancient mobile pastoralists of the region, placing Chogha Mish in a much wider regional context and arguing that at the beginning of the fifth millennium b.c, as the local elite were rapidly developing, lowland Susiana shifted its orientation from Mesopotamia to highland Iran, where most of the material resources are located. He attributes this shift to the development of mobile pastoralism in highland Iran and considers the ancient mobile pastoralists as the agents of contact between the highlands and the lowlands. Database of faunal remains available online.

Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago,... Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, July 18-22, 2005. (Paperback)
Robert D Biggs
R1,780 Discovery Miles 17 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Selection of papers and posters presented at the 51st meeting of the Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale - International Congress of Assyriology & Near Eastern Archaeology, organized by Martha T. Roth, Jennie Myers, Walter Farber in 2005.

The First Peoples of Oman: Palaeolithic Archaeology of the Nejd Plateau (Paperback): Jeffrey I. Rose, Yamandu H. Hilbert,... The First Peoples of Oman: Palaeolithic Archaeology of the Nejd Plateau (Paperback)
Jeffrey I. Rose, Yamandu H. Hilbert, Anthony E Marks, Vitaly I. Usik
R1,135 Discovery Miles 11 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Dhofar, the southern Governorate of the Sultanate of Oman, the deep canyons cutting the Nejd plateau once flowed with perennial rivers, feeding wetland environments, forests, and grasslands across the now desiccated interior. The first peoples of Oman flourished along these waterways, drawn to the freshwater springs and abundant game, as well as the myriad chert outcrops with which to fashion their hunting implements and other tools. The landscapes of the Nejd Plateau are a natural museum of human prehistory, covered in carpets of chipped stone debris. The archaeological evidence presented in this work encompasses the cultural remains of over a million years of successive human occupations, from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Late Palaeolithic. Once considered an evolutionary backwater or merely a migratory way station, the archaeology of Dhofar requires a fundamental reconsideration of the role of Southern Arabia in the origin and dispersal of our species.

In the Footsteps of King David - Revelations from an Ancient Biblical City (Hardcover): Yosef Garfinkel, Saar Ganor, Michael G.... In the Footsteps of King David - Revelations from an Ancient Biblical City (Hardcover)
Yosef Garfinkel, Saar Ganor, Michael G. Hasel
R663 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R133 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

King David is a pivotal figure in the Bible, which provides stirring accounts of his deeds, including the slaying of the Philistine giant Goliath and the founding of his capital in Jerusalem. However, no certain archaeological finds from the period of his reign or of the united kingdom he ruled over have been uncovered - until now. In this first-hand and highly readable account, the excavators of Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Valley of Elah, where the Bible says David fought Goliath, reveal how seven years of exhaustive investigation have uncovered a city dating to the time of David - the late 11th and early 10th century bc - surrounded by massive fortifications with impressive gates, a clear urban plan and an abundance of finds that tell us much about the inhabitants, including a pottery sherd with the earliest known Hebrew inscription. The authors clearly describe the methods of the excavation and the evidence they discovered, as well as how we interpret it. But more than just a simple excavation report, this book also explains the significance of these discoveries and how they shed new light on David's kingdom, as well as discussing the link between the Bible, archaeology and history. This topic is at the centre of a decades-long controversy, with some scholars disputing that the Bible contains a record of historical events and people, an approach that is convincingly challenged here.

Par la beche et le stylet! Cultures et societes syro-mesopotamiennes - Melanges offerts a Olivier Rouault (English, French,... Par la beche et le stylet! Cultures et societes syro-mesopotamiennes - Melanges offerts a Olivier Rouault (English, French, Paperback)
Philippe Abrahami, Laura Battini
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume is a tribute to the career of Professor Olivier Rouault who has conducted extensive research in the fields of both Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern archaeology. The book is composed of 25 papers written by his colleagues, friends and former students from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, Syria and the United States. The contributions presented here combine archaeological, iconographic and Assyriological studies from the Neolithic to the 1st millennium BC, covering whole of Mesopotamia and regions of Anatolia and the Levant. Nine papers deal with the data of Terqa, Mari and Qasr Shemamok, sites close to Professor Olivier Rouault's main field of research. He published cuneiform tablets from Mari and Terqa and worked as a director of archaeological missions at Terqa and Qasr Shemamok. The book is divided into six main topics: Palace and Administration, Temples and Cults, Families and Societies, Literatures and Historiography, Representation and Symbolic Aspects, Cultural Markers and Stratigraphy - all the topics that attracted Professor Olivier Rouault during his fruitful career. More intimate texts recounting memories of moments shared with Olivier punctuate the reading of these contributions.

Akhmim in the Old Kingdom, Part 2 (Paperback): Colin A. Hope, A. McFarlane Akhmim in the Old Kingdom, Part 2 (Paperback)
Colin A. Hope, A. McFarlane
R1,427 R1,241 Discovery Miles 12 410 Save R186 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book is divided into two chapters. Chapter 1 presents a formal analysis and discussion of the pottery recovered during the excavations at El-Hawawish. The material is divided into two main groups: pottery of the late Old Kingdom to Middle Kingdom, and pottery of all later periods to the Late Roman. The main types are illustrated extensively and detailed descriptions are provided. Chapter 2 deals with the decoration techniques and the colour conventions. The preparation of the various surfaces to receive paintings is examined and the conventions used for colouring figures of humans, animals, objects, as well as hieroglyphs are described in detail.

Abusir Xiv - Faience Inlays From the Funerary Temple of King Neferre: Neferre's Substitute Decoration Programme... Abusir Xiv - Faience Inlays From the Funerary Temple of King Neferre: Neferre's Substitute Decoration Programme (Paperback)
Renata Landgrafova
R899 R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Save R101 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the course of the exploration of the funerary temple of King Neferre, the expedition of the Czech Institute of Egyptology discovered about 2000 fragments of faience inlays and tablets of Egyptian blue bearing texts and scenes in relief. The present volume contains the full description, analysis and interpretation of this unique find. The evidence, analysed by the author in archaeological and historical context, suggests that the inlays (and probably also the tablets of Egyptian blue) had once decorated wooden shrines containing the statues of the king, and the functional analysis of their motifs indicates that the inlays and tablets in all likelihood formed a substitute of the relief decoration that was missing in the temple of Neferre. The volume contains a separate chapter with the mineralogical analysis of several samples of both faience and Egyptian blue, studied in transmitted light using the Axiolab microscope, and on the microprobe Cameca SX 100 at the Department of geological sciences, Masaryk University Brno.

Deir el-Gebrawi, volume 2 - The Southern Cliff: The Tomb of Ibi and Others (Paperback, New): Naguib Kanawati Deir el-Gebrawi, volume 2 - The Southern Cliff: The Tomb of Ibi and Others (Paperback, New)
Naguib Kanawati
R1,641 R1,413 Discovery Miles 14 130 Save R228 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Following the publication of the Northern Cliff of Deir el-Gebrawi, the Australian Centre for Egyptology has undertaken a season of re-recording the tomb of Ibi and other surrounding smaller tombs on the Southern Cliff. Originally recorded by Davies in 1900 and published in 1902, the tomb of Ibi represents an important document on the administration and the provincial life in the period Merenre to early Pepy II. Ibi was an important governor of two provinces, Nos. 8 and 12 of Upper Egypt and was probably linked to the royal in-laws at Abydos. The new publication includes new line drawings showing the present condition of the scenes and inscriptions, accompanied by line drawings of the same scenes retraced from Davies' publication. As the decoration of these tombs was done in painting, all the photographs are published in colour and showing the present condition of the walls after a major conservation program by the ACE in conjunction with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities.

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