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The Royal Tombs of the First Dynasty

Author : William Matthew Flinders Petrie
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This fully illustrated excavation report on the early Egyptian royal tombs at Abydos was first published in 1900.

The Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties

Author : William Matthew Flinders Petrie
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This fully illustrated follow-up excavation report on the early Egyptian royal tombs at Abydos was first published in 1901.

Egyptology at the Dawn of the Twenty first Century

Author : INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF EGYPTOLOGISTS
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Encompasses the research of over 350 of the world's leading Egyptologists

Abydos

Author : William Matthew Flinders Petrie
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Published in 1903, this highly illustrated report documents the continued archaeological excavations at one of ancient Egypt's most sacred sites.

Ancient Egyptian Administration

Author : Juan Carlos Moreno García
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The book provides an up-to-date overview of the structure, organization and evolution of the pharaonic administration from its origins to the middle of the first millennium BCE. General descriptions are supplemented by specific analysis of key archives, practices and institutions.

Not Sparing the Child Human Sacrifice in the Ancient World and Beyond

Author : Daphna Arbel
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The role of human sacrifice in the ancient Mediterranean world and its implications continue to be topics that fire the popular imagination and engender scholarly discussion and controversy. This volume provides balanced and judicious treatments of the various facets of these topics from a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspective. It provides nuanced examinations of ancient ritual, exploring the various meanings that human sacrifice held for antiquity, and examines its varied repercussions up into the modern world. The book explores evidence to shed new light on the origins of the rite, to whom these sacrifices were offered, and by whom they were performed. It presents fresh insights into the social and religious meanings of this practice in its varied biblical landscape and ancient contexts, and demonstrates how human sacrifice has captured the imagination of later writers who have employed it in diverse cultural and theological discourses to convey their own views and ideologies. It provides valuable perspectives for understanding key cultural, theological and ideological dimensions, such as the sacrifice of Christ, scapegoating,self-sacrifice and martyrdom in post-biblical and modern times.

The Domestication and Exploitation of Plants and Animals

Author : Peter John Ucko
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The domestication of plants and animals was one of the greatest steps forward taken by mankind. Although it was first achieved long ago, we still need to know what led to it and how, and even when, it took place. Only when we have this understanding will we be able to appreciate fully the important social and economic consequences of this step. Even more important, an understanding of this achievement is basic to any insight into modern man's relationship to his habitat. In the last decade or two a change in methods of investigating these events has taken place, due to the mutual realization by archaeologists and natural scientists that each held part of the key and neither alone had the whole. Inevitably, perhaps, the floodgate that was opened has resulted in a spate of new knowledge, which is scattered in the form of specialist reports in diverse journals. This volume results from presentations at the Institute of Archaeology, London University, discussing the domestication and exploitation of plants and animals. Workers in the archaeological, anthropological, and biological fields attempted to bridge the gap between their respective disciplines through personal contact and discussion. Modern techniques and the result of their application to the classical problems of domestication, selection, and spread of cereals and of cattle were discussed, but so were comparable problems in plants and animals not previously considered in this context. Although there were differing opinions on taxonomic classification, the editors have standardized and simplified the usage throughout this book. In particular, they have omitted references to authorities and adopted the binomial classification for both botanical and zoological names. They followed this procedure in all cases except where sub-specific differences are discussed and also standardized orthography of sites. Peter J. Ucko is professor emeritus of archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. His research interests include the history of archaeology, prehistoric art and images, and interpretation of archaeological collections and site displays. G. W. Dimbleby (1917-2000) was Chair of Human Environment at the Institute of Archaeology, London University. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Archeological Science. Throughout his life he served on important committees such as Science-based Archaeology Committee of the Science Research Council and the Committee for Rescue Archaeology of the Ancient Monuments Board of England.

Ancient Egypt

Author : Barry J. Kemp
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Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, this second edition of Barry J. Kemp's popular text presents a compelling reassessment of what gave ancient Egypt its distinctive and enduring characteristics. Ranging across Ancient Egyptian material culture, social and economic experiences, and the mindset of its people, the book also includes two new chapters exploring the last ten centuries of Ancient Egyptian civilization and who, in ethnic terms, the ancients were. Fully illustrated, the book draws on both ancient written materials and decades of excavation evidence, transforming our understanding of this remarkable civilization. Broad ranging yet impressively detailed, Kemp’s work is an indispensable text for all students of Ancient Egypt.

The Power of the Bull

Author : Michael Rice
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Everyone has heard of the Minotaur in the labyrinth on Crete and many know that the Greek gods would adopt the guise of a bull to seduce mortal women. But what lies behind these legends? The Power of the Bull discusses mankind's enduring obsession with bulls. The bull is an almost universal symbol throughout Indo-European cultures. Bull cults proliferated in the Middle East and in many parts of North Africa, and one cult, Mithraism, was the greatest rival to Christianity in the Roman Empire. The Cults are divergent yet have certain core elements in common. Michael Rice argues that the ancient bulls were the supreme sacrificial animal. An examination of evidence from earliest prehistory onwards reveals the bull to be a symbol of political authority, sexual potency, economic wealth and vast subterranean powers. In some areas representations of the bull have varied little from earliest times, in others it has changed vastly over centuries. This volume provides a well-illustrated and accessible analysis of the exceptionally rich artistic inheritance associated with the bull.

archeobiblical egypt

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Egypt of the Pharaohs

Author : Alan Henderson Gardiner
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The mysteries of Ancient Egypt, the wonderland of the Pharaohs, have always held the world in awe. Now available in new covers, this volume provides a comprehensive history of this fascinating land from its earliest days to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Gardiner presentsbackground on Egyptian language, the writing, the land, its neighbors, and resources, with a special section devoted to the Egyptian method of determining chronological dates. He then follows with a concise history of Egypt from the time of the Old Kingdom, through the Ramesside period, up to thelast days of Egyptian independence around 323 B.C. Authoritative and meticulously researched, Egypt of the Pharaohs is an enticing introduction to the study of this ancient civilization.

Ancient Egyptian Tombs

Author : Steven Snape
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This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife. Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practices Draws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and texts Discusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient Egypt Stresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expression of the self

Royal Festivals in the Late Predynastic Period and the First Dynasty

Author : Alejandro Jiménez Serrano
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Serrano's thesis examines the relationship between kingship and festivals in Egypt between c.3380 and 2910 BC. The study uses such sources as the Palermo Stone to reconstruct festivals of enthronement and victory as well as the sed and Sokar festivals. The study is illustrated throughout with images from inscriptions and tablets.

Expedition

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The Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt

Author : Zahi A. Hawass
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A major international scholarly publication

Bulletin of Books Added to the Public Library of Detroit Mich

Author : Detroit Public Library
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Emergence and Change in Early Urban Societies

Author : Linda Manzanilla
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This wide-ranging reference provides an overview of the different factors involved in the emergence and change in early urban societies in the Fourth Millennium B.C., including Mesopotamia and Egypt, pre-Shang China, Classic Horizon Central Mexico and the Mayan area, and middle Horizon societies in the Andean region. The contributors examine such factors as centralized storage and redistributive economies, agro-managerial models, mercantile network control, and conflict and conquest. The coverage emphasizes specific archaeological data useful in theoretical construction.

The Scepter of Egypt From the earliest times to the end of the Middle Kingdom

Author : William Christopher Hayes
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Catalogue of the Library of the Czech Institute of Egyptology

Author : Český egyptologický ústav. Knihovna
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The second volume of the library catalogue, covering chiefly the sections on Archaeology and Philology. The Catalogue covers the library fund from the beginning of the existence of Prague Egyptological seminar, through the enlargement due to Jaroslav Cermy's donation in the 1970s, and ends with new acquisitions up to year 2000.

Bulletin of the New York Public Library

Author : New York Public Library
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Includes its Report, 1896-19 .