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Thonis Heracleion in Context

Author : Damian Robinson
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In the Late Period, the Egyptian port of Thonis-Heracleion was the obligatory port of entry and customs point into and out of Egypt and a vital node in the trading network of the eastern Mediterranean. This book presents the latest results of scholars working on the excavation and post-excavation of Thonis-Heracleion together with wider-ranging stu

Formation Processes of Maritime Archaeological Landscapes

Author : Alicia Caporaso
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Research into the anthropogenic and taphonomic processes that affect the formation of maritime archaeological resources has grown significantly over the last decade in both theory and the analysis of specific sites and associated material culture. The addition of interdisciplinary inquiry, investigative techniques, and analytical modeling, from fields such as engineering, oceanography, and marine biology have increased our ability to trace the unique pathways through which archaeological sites progress from initial deposition to the present, yet can also link individual sites into an integrated socio-environmental maritime landscape. This edited volume presents a global perspective of current research in maritime archaeological landscape formation processes. In addition to “classically” considered submerged material culture and geography, or those that can be accessed by traditional underwater methodology, case studies include less-often considered sites and landscapes. These landscapes, for example, require archaeologists to use geophysical marine survey equipment to characterize extensive areas of the seafloor or go above the surface to access maritime archaeological resources that have received less scholarly attention.

Sailing from Polis to Empire Ships in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Hellenistic Period

Author : Emmanuel Nantet
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What can the architecture of ancient ships tell us about their capacity to carry cargo or to navigate certain trade routes? How do such insights inform our knowledge of the ancient economies that depended on maritime trade across the Mediterranean? These and similar questions lie behind Sailing from Polis to Empire, a fascinating insight into the practicalities of trading by boat in the ancient world. Allying modern scientific knowledge with Hellenistic sources, this interdisciplinary collection brings together experts in various fields of ship archaeology to shed new light on the role played by ships and sailing in the exchange networks of the Mediterranean. Covering all parts of the Eastern Mediterranean, these outstanding contributions delve into a broad array of data – literary, epigraphical, papyrological, iconographic and archaeological – to understand the trade routes that connected the economies of individual cities and kingdoms. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach and focus on the Hellenistic period, this collection digs into the questions that others don’t think to ask, and comes up with (sometimes surprising) answers. It will be of value to researchers in the fields of naval architecture, Classical and Hellenistic history, social history and ancient geography, and to all those with an interest in the ancient world or the seafaring life.

The Sons of Jacob and the Sons of Herakles

Author : Andrew Tobolowsky
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In this study, Andrew Tobolowsky offers a new approach to biblical descriptions of the tribes of Israel as the "sons of Jacob". He reveals how shifting assumptions about early Israelite history and the absence of references to Jacob in most accounts of the tribes make it unlikely that this understanding was part of early tribal discourse. Instead, drawing on extensive similarities between the role Jacob's children plays in the biblical narrative and the role that shared descent from figures such as Hellen and Herakles play in the construction of ancient Greek histories, Andrew Tobolowsky concludes that the "tribal-genealogical" concept was first developed in the late Persian period as a tool for the production of a newly integrated, newly coherent account of a shared ethnic past: the first continuous biblical vision of Israelite history from Adam to the fall of Jerusalem and beyond.

Ritual Landscape and Performance

Author : Christina Geisen
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Ritual Landscape and Performance contains the peer-reviewed Egyptological contributions from the homonymous conference held at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations of Yale University on September 23-24, 2016. The various articles discuss the use of ritual landscape from the Old to the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, by focusing on landscape archaeology of specific sites such as Saqqara, el-Bersheh, Abydos, Thebes, as well as Aniba in Nubia. Further contributions elucidate the interaction of desert and the Nile Valley through rock art, the depictions of watery environments in the delta and their association to rituals, as well as the habitation of landscapes using the example of southern Middle Egypt.


Author : DK
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A lavishly illustrated account of human travel with a foreword by Simon Reeve, from the voyages of the Vikings to the flight to the Moon. Journeys have arisen from all manner of impulse, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Journey is a stunning visual guide to the stories of human movement and endeavour, from The Silk Road to the epic Voyager missions. Discover ancient maps, biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travellers, stories of scientific discovery and technological innovation, stunning works of art, and catalogues of travel-related memorabilia. This truly worldwide account is a glorious celebration of human journeys, and will make an impressive gift for any lover of travel and history.

Har pa chered Harpokrates

Author : Sandra Sandri
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Eine Besonderheit der gyptischen Religion sind Gtter in Kindgestalt. Dazu zhlt das Horuskind, das bereits seit dem Alten Reich in verschiedenen Texten, wie den Pyramidentexten oder medizinischen Texten, erwhnt wird. Als eigenstndige Gottheit mit festgelegter Ikonographie und einem nachweisbaren Kult is der Knabe erst seit dem Anfang der 3. Zwischenzeit unter dem gyptischen Namen Har-pa-chered (Horus-das-Kind) belegt. Seine grte Bedeutung erlangt dieser Kindgott, der mit der griechischen Bezeichnung Harpokrates auch ber die Grenzen gyptens hinaus verehrt wird, in der Ptolemer- und Kaiserzeit. In der vorliegenden Studie werden erstmals die erhaltenen Darstellungen und Texte zu Har-pa-chered aus den gyptischen Tempeln und Siedlungen (Tempelreliefs und -texte, Statuetten, Stelen, Priestertitel, theophore Personennamen u.a.) in einem Katalog und mehreren Tabellen zusammengestellt. Ihre Auswertung gibt Aufschluss ber die Geschichte des Har-pa-chered, ber seinen Platz in der gyptischen Gtterwelt und nicht zuletzt ber seine Bedeutung und Funktion fr die Glubigen und den Pharao.


Author : Ursula Höckmann
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The Naos of the Decades

Author : Anne-Sophie von Bomhard
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This monograph presents the almost completely reconstituted Naos of the Decades with an excellent set of photographic images. The four additional fragments, recovered in East Canopus during the excavations of the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology, are examined with the two original fragments from the Louvre and Greco Roman Museum (Egypt). The largest of the new fragments consists of a cosmogony of over 20 columns with no known parallel, disproving the order of the decades as it was initially assumed and suggesting a far older tradition of Egyptian astrology. Price approx.

Antike Edel und Buntmetallgewinnung auf Thasos

Author : Günther A. Wagner
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Egypt s Sunken Treasures

Author : Franck Goddio
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Memory as History

Author : Himanshu Prabha Ray
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Contributed papers presented at a conference organised in February-March, 2006 in New Delhi.