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The Teti Cemetery at Saqqara VIII - The Tomb of Inumin (Paperback, New): Naguib Kanawati The Teti Cemetery at Saqqara VIII - The Tomb of Inumin (Paperback, New)
Naguib Kanawati
R1,641 R1,413 Discovery Miles 14 130 Save R228 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Located on the northern limits of the Teti Cemetery, the Tomb of Inumin is dated to the earlier part of the reign of Pepy I. The chapel is formed of five rooms, three of which are beautifully decorated with scenes of daily life clearly influenced by the neighbouring rich tomb of Mereruka, but at the same time showing individuality in the choice of details. Like most of the viziers of this period, Inumin also had a fully decorated burial chamber. The tomb owner was an overseer of Upper Egypt under Teti and became a vizier late in his career under Pepy I.

The Priest, the Prince and the Pasha - The Life and Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Sculpture (Hardcover): Lawrence M. Berman The Priest, the Prince and the Pasha - The Life and Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Sculpture (Hardcover)
Lawrence M. Berman
R413 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sometime in the early fourth century bc, an unknown Egyptian master carved an exquisite portrait in dark-green stone. The statue that included this remarkably lifelike head of a priest, who was likely a citizen of ancient Memphis, may have been damaged when the Persians conquered Egypt in 343 bc before it was ritually buried in a temple complex dedicated to the worship of the sacred Apis bull. Its adventures were not over, though: after almost two millennia, the head was excavated by August Mariette, a founding figure in French Egyptology, under a permit from the Ottoman Pasha. Returned to France as part of a collection of antiquities assembled for the inimitable Bonaparte prince known as Plon-Plon, it found a home in his faux Pompeian palace. After disappearing again, it resurfaced in the personal collection of Edward Perry Warren, a turn-of-the-twentieth-century American aesthete, who sold it to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Along the way, this compelling and mysterious sculpture, known worldwide as the Boston Green Head, has reflected the West's evolving understanding of Egyptian art - from initial assertions that it was too refined to be the product of a lesser civilization, to recognition of the sophistication of the culture that produced it.

Current Research in Egyptology 5 (2004) - Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Symposium (Paperback, New): Rachael J. Dann Current Research in Egyptology 5 (2004) - Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Symposium (Paperback, New)
Rachael J. Dann
R913 R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Save R105 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fifth annual Current Research in Egyptology Symposium was held in January 2004, at the University of Durham. The conference offers the majority of postgraduates researching Egyptology their first opportunity to present academic work to their peers, and to receive critical feedback. An interesting development in the direction of research in this volume is the emphasis on aspects of identity and individuality. (Oxbow Books 2006)

Discovering Babylon (Paperback): Rannfrid Thelle Discovering Babylon (Paperback)
Rannfrid Thelle
R998 Discovery Miles 9 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume presents Babylon as it has been passed down through Western culture: through the Bible, classical texts, in Medieval travel accounts, and through depictions of the Tower motif in art. It then details the discovery of the material culture remains of Babylon from the middle of the 19th century and through the great excavation of 1899-1917, and focuses on the encounter between the Babylon of tradition and the Babylon unearthed by the archaeologists. This book is unique in its multi-disciplinary approach, combining expertise in biblical studies and Assyriology with perspectives on history, art history, intellectual history, reception studies and contemporary issues.

The Archko Volume (Hardcover, Ed): M. Mcintosh, T. Twyman The Archko Volume (Hardcover, Ed)
M. Mcintosh, T. Twyman
R536 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The testimony of Jesus' contemporaries, including Herod, Pontius Pilate, and Joseph and Mary, holds a timeless fascination for anyone interested in New Testament literature. Ongoing debate over his classic work's authenticity makes it an engrossing read for those interested in judging for themselves. This elegantly bound edition will find a place in both scholars' and skeptics' collections.

Fashioned Selves - Dress and Identity in Antiquity (Paperback): Megan Cifarelli Fashioned Selves - Dress and Identity in Antiquity (Paperback)
Megan Cifarelli
R985 R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Save R114 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The study of dress in antiquity has expanded in the last 20 years, evolving from investigations of costume and ethnicity in ancient art and texts and analyses of terms relating to textiles and their production, to broader studies of the social roles of dressed bodies in ancient contexts, texts, and images. This volume emerges from Approaches to Dress and the Body sessions at the Annual Meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research in 2016 and 2017, as well as sessions relating to ancient dress and personal adornment at the Annual Meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America in 2018. Following the broad notion of dress first presented in Eicher and Roach-Higgins in 1992 as the "assemblage of modifications of the body and/or supplements to the body," the contributions to this volume study varied materials, including physical markings on the body, durable goods related to dressed bodies in archaeological contexts, dress as represented in the visual arts as well as in texts, most bringing overlapping bodies of evidence into play. Examining materials from a range of geographic and chronological contexts including the prehistoric Caucasus, Iran, Mesopotamia, Syria and the Levant, the Aegean, Greece, the Roman world and Late Antique Central Asia, this volume takes as its starting point that dress does not simply function as a static expression of identity or status, inscribed on the body to be "read" by others, but is a dynamic component in the construction, embodiment, performance and transformation of identity.

Current Research in Egyptology 4 (2003) - Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Symposium (Paperback, New): Kathryn Piquette, Serena... Current Research in Egyptology 4 (2003) - Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Symposium (Paperback, New)
Kathryn Piquette, Serena Love
R928 R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Save R105 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fourth annual Current Research in Egyptology Symposium (CRE 2003) was held on 18--19 January 2003, at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, and brought together graduate students of Egyptology form a range of institutions. In total, 27 papers were presented, 13 of which are published here. These illustrate a range of subject areas and approaches, an underlying theme, though, is apparent: a greater degree of reflexivity and a wider engagement with interdisciplinary research.

The Shammakh to Ayl Archaeological Survey, Southern Jordan 2010-2012 (Hardcover): Burton MacDonald, Geoffrey A Clark, Larry G... The Shammakh to Ayl Archaeological Survey, Southern Jordan 2010-2012 (Hardcover)
Burton MacDonald, Geoffrey A Clark, Larry G Herr, D Scott Quaintance, Hani Hayajneh, …
R2,102 Discovery Miles 21 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Analysis of the materials, primarily lithics and sherds, collected in the course of this project indicate that the area experienced its highest density of population during the Middle Paleolithic, Neolithic/Chalcolithic, Iron II, Nabataean and Roman, Byzantine, and Late Islamic periods. Relative to the settlement patterns of the area, it can be concluded that the area was a rural one where the chief activities were agriculture and pastoralism. The many farms, hamlets, villages, and camp sites documented show that the area most probably provisioned, during various archaeological periods, the major international sites of the area. The project has particular relevance for understanding the major site of Petra during the Nabataean, Roman, and Byzantine periods. In addition, it is important relative to the site of Udhruh during these three periods plus the Early and Late Islamic periods and the site of ash-Shawbak, located immediately to the north of the project's territory, during the Middle Islamic period. The objectives of The Shammakh to Ayl Archaeological Survey, Southern Jordan project were: to discover, record, and interpret archaeological sites in an area of approximately 590 km between Shammakh in the north and Ayl in the south in the southern segment of the Transjordan Plateau; to determine the area's settlement patterns from the Lower Paleolithic (ca. 1.4 mya) to the end of the Late Islamic period (AD 1918); to investigate the Pleistocene (as late as ca. 10,000 B.C.) sediments and lakes in the eastern segment of the survey territory; to document the many farms, hamlets, and villages that provisioned the major international sites of the area, for example, Ash-Shawbak, Petra, and Udhruh; to investigate further the Khatt Shabib or `Shabib's Wall,' a low stone wall running in a generally north-south direction through the area; to record the inscriptions, rock drawings, and wasms (tribal brands) within the area; and to link up with previous work that the project director and others have carried out in southern Jordan. These objectives were accomplished by the transecting of 108 random squares and the documenting of 366 sites that range in date from the Lower Paleaolithic to the end of the Late Islamic period. Finally, the project contributed to the writing of the archaeological history of southern Jordan from Wadi al-Hasa in the north to Ras an-Naqab in the south and from the desert on the east to the international border between Jordan and Israel on the west.

Tell el-Borg II - Excavations in North Sinai (Hardcover): James K. Hoffmeier Tell el-Borg II - Excavations in North Sinai (Hardcover)
James K. Hoffmeier
R2,426 R2,188 Discovery Miles 21 880 Save R238 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the second and final volume of scientific and interdisciplinary reports on the excavations and research conducted at Tell el-Borg, north Sinai, between 1998 and 2008, written by the scholars and specialists who worked on the site under the direction of Professor James K. Hoffmeier. This volume focuses on the cemetery areas, which yield more than a dozen tombs, typically made of mud brick, some of which were constructed for a single occupant and some of which were larger tombs that accommodated multiple family members. Included is a treatment of an area of "public" space featuring a temple and a well, among other things, and a study of the geological results of the nearby ancient Ballah Lakes that offers new data on the history of the Nile distributary that flowed by Tell el-Borg. The balance of the work deals with specialty reports, including the faunal and botanical remains, the clay coffins, and elite stones. A concluding chapter offers a synthesis of the decade of work and ties together the finds published in both volumes. In addition to the editor, the contributors to this volume include Stephen Moshier, Bahaa Gayed, Gregory D. Mumford, Scott D. Haddow, Mark Janzen, Thomas W. Davis, Rexine Hummel, Hesham M. Hussein, Carole McCartney, Michelle A. Loyet, Louise Bertini, and Salima Ikram.

Scarabs, Scaraboids, Seals and Seal Impressions from Medinet Habu (Hardcover, 1st ed): Emily Teeter, Terry G. Wilfong Scarabs, Scaraboids, Seals and Seal Impressions from Medinet Habu (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Emily Teeter, Terry G. Wilfong
R2,129 Discovery Miles 21 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Medinet Habu in western Thebes (modern Luxor) is among the most important sites in Egypt. It is dominated by the great mortuary temples of King Ramesses III (ca. 1182 b.c.), and Kings Aye and Horemheb (ca. 1324-1293 B.C.). It served as the seat of the regional government in the Late New Kingdom (ca. 1140 b.c.), and an important Coptic Christian community grew up within its great fortification walls. For nearly 1,500 years Medinet Habu played a central role in Egyptian religion, life, and politics. In 1924, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago began the documentation of Medinet Habu. The Epigraphic Survey still works on the complete photographic and facsimile publication of the reliefs and inscriptions that appear on the temple walls. From 1926 to 1933, the Architectural Survey led by Uvo Holscher studied and later published the architectural features of the complex. The last facet of the documentation -- the publication of thousands of objects excavated at the site -- was interrupted by World War II. This book, the first of a projected multiple volume series, marks the resurrection of the project to publish the small finds. This volume presents 349 scarabs, scaraboids (including lentoids, cowroids, and buttons), heart scarabs and their Sons of Horus amulets, heart amulets, seals, and seal impressions on bullae, vessel stoppers, amphora handles, mudbricks, and funerary cones that date from approximately 1470 b.c. to the eighth century a.d. Each object is described and illustrated, and whenever possible, placed in its original archaeological context. The scarabs and scaraboids from Medinet Habu comprise one of the largest groups of such material excavated from any site inEgypt.

Ramesside Ostraca (Hardcover): R.J. Demaree Ramesside Ostraca (Hardcover)
R.J. Demaree
R3,207 R2,724 Discovery Miles 27 240 Save R483 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new volume repairs a significant gap in the British Museum's Egyptian catalogue series. The first to be devoted to ostraca, as opposed to other inscribed media, it publishes in full the British Museum's collection of hieratic, hieroglyphic and figured ostraca of the Ramesside Period. This is a large, rich and varied collection covering the entire range of known text-types, documentary, literary and religious. The texts include duplicates of well-known literary works, hymns to Amun and other gods and goddesses, a considerable variety of administrative documents, and a whole series of previously unknown texts. The wide spectrum of subjects treated in the administrative texts demonstrates the vital importance of the information furnished by the written documents from the necropolis workers' community of Deir el-Medina, from which most of the ostraca originate. Each ostracon is presented with a photograph and where the text is in hieratic, transcriptions are provided. The catalogue is organised according to British Museum inventory number for ease of reference, but a separate list of the ostraca according to subject provides a guide to the reader interested in a particular group of texts.

Tutankhamun - Egyptology's Greatest Discovery (Hardcover): Jaromir Malek Tutankhamun - Egyptology's Greatest Discovery (Hardcover)
Jaromir Malek
R698 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R222 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tutankhamun puts the boy king's short life into context by describing and explaining the complexities of life in Ancient Egypt. Covering the work of earlier Egyptologists, it details the actual discovery and original expedition, drawing on the personal archives of Howard Carter himself. On 26 November 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun. The world was entranced. Never before had a tomb been found in such a perfect condition, with all the richness of its contents still intact. The stories that have since grown up around the discovery of the tomb and of the boy king who lay undisturbed for over 3,000 years have become legendary and continue to fire imaginations around the world. This book tells those stories, and uncovers the reality behind them.

Marsa Matruh I - The Excavation (Hardcover, New): Donald White Marsa Matruh I - The Excavation (Hardcover, New)
Donald White
R1,378 R1,201 Discovery Miles 12 010 Save R177 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The excavations of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at Marsa Matruh on Bates's Island, which is located on the seacoast at the north of Egypt's western desert, uncovered a small site with a metalworking workshop and nearby houses. The pottery found in the excavations indicates that this small Late Bronze Age settlement had links to several cultures: Cyprus, the Aegean, Egypt, the coast of western Asia, and the local Marmarican people. The results of the excavations are published in two volumes. This volume provides an overview of the excavations at the site, the Late Bronze Age and historical period occupations, and an introduction to the environmental morphology and history of the island.

Prehistoric Pottery from Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt (Paperback): Ashten R. Warfe Prehistoric Pottery from Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt (Paperback)
Ashten R. Warfe
R1,149 R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Save R144 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As one of the few surviving artefacts from the late prehistory of north-east Africa, pottery serves as an essential material category by which to explore long-term human development. This book presents a major study on the ceramics recovered from early and mid-Holocene sites in Egypt's Dakhleh Oasis, which come from 96 registered sites and five other findspots and comprise more than 10,000 sherds. In addition, there is little proxy evidence to support the manufacture of pottery in the form of kilns, clay firedogs, and other firing equipment. None of the ceramic objects come from burials. They derive instead from settlement sites that display evidence of living activities (hut circles, hearths, chipped stone scatters, etc.), or sites for which there is no other evidence of human activity. Through detailed description, classification and quantification, a detailed cultural sequence has been determined, demonstrating descrete stylistic variations between sites and over time, and highlighting growing diversity and innovation in local pottery-making from the late seventh to mid-third millennia cal. BC. These shifts help to refine the characterisation of local cultural units within the Holocene sequence for Dakhleh Oasis, and to compare against parallel pottery traditions elsewhere in the desert. A firmer grounding in the oasis ceramics, as detailed here, offers inroads to examine social practices and the interconnectedness of desert groups of the ancient Eastern Sahara.

Tutankhamen - The Politics of Discovery (Paperback): Howard Carter Tutankhamen - The Politics of Discovery (Paperback)
Howard Carter
R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In April 1923 one of the greatest archaeological discoveries was in jeopardy, and its excavators embroiled in controversy. This is the first time that Howard Carter's own statement concerning these events has been published in full. It first appeared in 1924 as a privately printed pamphlet, with a print run of about thirty. Here, it is reprinted in full, with an introduction by Nicholas Reeves and some highly evocative photographs.

Checklist of Editions of Greek and Latin Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets - Fifth Edition (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): John... Checklist of Editions of Greek and Latin Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets - Fifth Edition (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
John Oates
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The primary purpose of the Checklist is to provide for scholars and librarians a ready bibliography of all monographic volumes, both current and out-of-print, of Greek, Latin, Demotic and Coptic texts on papyrus, parchment, ostraca or wood tablets. A secondary purpose of the original checklist (first published in 1974) was to establish a standard list of abbreviations for editions of Greek texts. Now this has been largely acheived, this edition aims to expand standardized abbreviations to cover Coptic and Demotic material. In general, this volume offers more complete coverage of demotic material than ever attempted before; especially valuable since this is a growing area of study which lacks bibliographic resources and standard notations.

Discovering Babylon (Hardcover): Rannfrid Thelle Discovering Babylon (Hardcover)
Rannfrid Thelle
R3,049 Discovery Miles 30 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume presents Babylon as it has been passed down through Western culture: through the Bible, classical texts, in Medieval travel accounts, and through depictions of the Tower motif in art. It then details the discovery of the material culture remains of Babylon from the middle of the 19th century and through the great excavation of 1899-1917, and focuses on the encounter between the Babylon of tradition and the Babylon unearthed by the archaeologists. This book is unique in its multi-disciplinary approach, combining expertise in biblical studies and Assyriology with perspectives on history, art history, intellectual history, reception studies and contemporary issues.

Dakhleh Oasis Project - Preliminary Reports on the 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 Field Seasons (Paperback): Colin A. Hope, A.J. Mills Dakhleh Oasis Project - Preliminary Reports on the 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 Field Seasons (Paperback)
Colin A. Hope, A.J. Mills
R1,021 R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Save R123 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume contains progress reports on the work of these two seasons as well as a number of short reports on excavations at the Roman site of Kellis (Ismant el-Kharab). Contents: Preliminary Reports on the 1992-3 and 1993-4 Seasons (A J Mills); Interim Report on the 1992 Season (M McDonald and K Walker); Interim Report on the 1993 Season (M McDonald); 'Ein Birbiyeh (A J Mills); Deir el-Haggar (A J Mills); Excavations at Ismant el-Kharab (ancient Kellis): Settlement and Cemeteries: Excavations in the Cemeteries of Ismant el-Kharab (M Birrell); Coinage Preliminary Report (G E Bowden); Progress on the Coptic texts from Ismant el-Kharab (I Gardner); Interim Report on the West Tombs (C A Hope and J McKenzie); Epigraphy at Ismant el-Kharab (C Marchini); Brief Report on the Study of Ceramics (S F Patten); Plant Remains from Ismant el-Kharab (U Thanheiser); A Painted Panel of Isis (H Whitehouse).

Christians in Caesar's Household - The Emperors' Slaves in the Makings of Christianity (Hardcover): Michael... Christians in Caesar's Household - The Emperors' Slaves in the Makings of Christianity (Hardcover)
Michael Flexsenhar III
R1,992 R1,782 Discovery Miles 17 820 Save R210 (11%) 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.

Rural Cult Centres in the Hauran: Part of the broader network of the Near East (100 BC - AD 300) (Paperback): Francesca Mazzilli Rural Cult Centres in the Hauran: Part of the broader network of the Near East (100 BC - AD 300) (Paperback)
Francesca Mazzilli
R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rural Cult Centres in the Hauran: Part of the broader network of the Near East (100 BC-AD 300) challenges earlier scholars' emphasis on the role played by local identities and Romanisation in religion and religious architecture in the Roman Empire through the first comprehensive multidisciplinary analysis of rural cult centres in the Hauran (southern Syria) from the pre-Roman to the Roman period. The Hauran is an interesting and revealing area of study because it has been a geographical cross-point between different cultures over time. Inspired by recent theories on interconnectivity and globalisation, the monograph argues that cult centres, and the Hauran itself, are part of a human network at a macro level on the basis of analysis of archaeological, architectural, sculptural and epigraphic evidence and landscape. As a result of this multi-disciplinary approach, the text also re-assesses the social meaning of these sanctuaries, discusses the identity of the elite group that contributed financially to the building of sanctuaries, and attempts to reconstruct ritual and economic activities in cult centres. This book re-evaluates the significance of contacts between the elite of the Hauran and other cultures of the Near East in shaping cult sites; it includes a first catalogue of rural cult centres of the Hauran in the appendix.

Tombs Trowels and Treasures - The First 40 Years of Egyptology at Macquarie University (Paperback): Leonie Donovan, Susanne... Tombs Trowels and Treasures - The First 40 Years of Egyptology at Macquarie University (Paperback)
Leonie Donovan, Susanne Binder
R1,324 R1,160 Discovery Miles 11 600 Save R164 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To celebrate 40 years of Egyptology at Macquarie University, Tombs, Trowels and Treasures provides an overview of the fieldwork undertaken in Egypt from the early days until the present and records our engagement in teaching, research and community outreach. Part One presents the fieldwork projects conducted by Macquarie in over 20 sites and 80 tombs. The projects are arranged by site in the chronological order in which the work was undertaken. The special, unusual and sometimes unique scenes and finds are showcased in over 650 photographs. Part Two has three sections reflecting the distinct areas of our engagement in teaching Egyptology in the Department of Ancient History, with research in Egyptology at Macquarie University through The Australian Centre for Egyptology, as well as our multi-facetted commitment to making Egyptology accessible to the wider community through The Rundle Foundation for Egyptian Archaeology. At the end of the volume, the reader will find several thematic lists. They best document the scope of what `Egyptology at Macquarie University' comprises.

Egyptian Tales 2 Volume Set - Translated from the Papyri (Paperback): William Matthew Flinders Petrie Egyptian Tales 2 Volume Set - Translated from the Papyri (Paperback)
William Matthew Flinders Petrie
R1,342 Discovery Miles 13 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Although some of Egypt's most important archaeological finds were made in the late nineteenth century, at a time when historical fiction was popular, the literature of Egypt had reached very few English readers. Aiming to bring ancient Egypt to life in the public imagination, eminent archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie (1853 1942) published in 1895 this two-volume collection of original stories, accompanied by illustrations and helpful contextualising comments. Volume 1 contains six tales of the fourth to twelfth dynasties. Volume 2 contains four tales set in the period of the eighteenth and nineteenth dynasties. Shedding light on contemporary life and literature, the stories represent a valuable resource for Egyptologists and folklorists. Petrie's rendering of the stories into English, based on translations of various papyri, remains accessible to all. Many more of his works, for both specialists and non-specialists, are also reissued in this series.

Music in Religious Cults of the Ancient Near East (Hardcover): John Arthur Smith Music in Religious Cults of the Ancient Near East (Hardcover)
John Arthur Smith
R3,096 Discovery Miles 30 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Music in Religious Cults of the Ancient Near East presents the first extended discussion of the relationship between music and cultic worship in ancient western Asia. The book covers ancient Israel and Judah, the Levant, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Elam, and ancient Egypt, focusing on the period from approximately 3000 BCE to around 586 BCE. This wide-ranging book brings together insights from ancient archaeological, iconographic, written, and musical sources, as well as from modern scholarship. Through careful analysis, comparison, and evaluation of those sources, the author builds a picture of a world where religious culture was predominant and where music was intrinsic to common cultic activity.

Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia - Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites in the Egyptian and Sudanese... Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia - Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites in the Egyptian and Sudanese Eastern Deserts (Hardcover, 2012)
Rosemarie Klemm, Dietrich Klemm
R2,990 Discovery Miles 29 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book presents the historical evolution of gold mining activities in the Egyptian and Nubian Desert (Sudan) from about 4000 BC until the Early Islamic Period ( 800 1350 AD), subdivided into the main classical epochs including the Early Dynastic Old and Middle Kingdoms New Kingdom (including Kushitic) Ptolemaic Roman and Early Islamic. It is illustrated with many informative colour images, maps and drawings. An up to date comprehensive geological introduction gives a general overview on the gold production zones in the Eastern Desert of Egypt and northern (Nubian) Sudan, including the various formation processes of the gold bearing quartz veins mined in these ancient periods. The more than 250 gold production sites presented, are described both, from their archaeological (as far as surface inventory is concerned) and geological environmental conditions, resulting in an evolution scheme of prospection and mining methods within the main periods of mining activities. The book offers for the first time a complete catalogue of the many gold production sites in Egypt and Nubia under geological and archaeological aspects. It provides information about the importance of gold for the Pharaohs and the spectacular gold rush in Early Arab times.

The bronze figurines of the Petrie Museum from 2000 BC to AD 400 (Paperback): Elena Tiribilli The bronze figurines of the Petrie Museum from 2000 BC to AD 400 (Paperback)
Elena Tiribilli
R1,937 R1,666 Discovery Miles 16 660 Save R271 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Catalog of bronze figures in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. The museum houses 510 statuettes or fragments of statuettes made of bronze. Most of them represent Egyptian gods, but there are also Hellenistic and Roman figures.

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