An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
September 2007, ©2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt is a comprehensive overview of Egyptian archaeology skillfully organized to guide the reader from Egypt’s prehistoric past through the pharaonic dynasties and the Greco-Roman Period.
- Provides an unprecedented introduction to the archaeology of
ancient Egypt and its culture, monuments, and civilization
- Beautifully illustrated with over 120 color and black and white
illustrations, including artifacts, maps, and site and building
- Includes special sections on such topics of perennial interest
as building the pyramids at Giza, mummification, and deciphering
- Organized into 11 chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology
and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and
the ancient Egyptian language; geography, resources, and
environment; and seven chapters organized chronologically and
devoted to specific archaeological sites and evidence
- Includes discussion of new excavations in Egypt, connecting recent work with the results of projects spanning the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries