Egypt and Nubia
Gifts of the Desert
Edited by Renee F. Friedman
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Egypt and Nubia by Renee F. Friedman
Book DescriptionThis volume originates in an international colloquium held in the British Museum in 1998. It comprises 18 papers, written by leading scholars, each of whom explores an aspect of the use and exploitation of the deserts lying to the east and west of the Nile Valley by the ancient Egyptians and their prehistoric ancestors. Exploding the myth that Egypt was simply the "Gift of the Nile", it aims to create an understanding of how the Egyptians perceived and exploited their wider environment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714119540
(297mm x 210mm x 25mm)
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Renee F. Friedman
Dr Renee Friedman is Heagy Research Curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum and Director of the American Expedition to Hierakonpolis, the site of Egypt's first capital. She has also participated in several excavations in Egypt's Eastern Desert as well as in the Sudan.
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