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Egyptology Today by Richard H. Wilkinson
Book DescriptionEgyptology Today examines how modern scholars examine all aspects of ancient Egypt, one of the greatest of all ancient civilizations. In essays by a team of archaeologists, curators, scholars, and conservators who are actively involved in research or applied aspects of Egyptology, this book looks at the techniques and methods that are used to increase our understanding of a distant culture that was as old to the Greeks and Romans as these cultures are to us. Topics range from how tombs and other monuments are discovered, excavated, recorded and preserved, to the study of Egyptian history, art, artifacts, and texts. Each chapter shows how modern Egyptology approaches, learns about, and strives to preserve the ancient remains of one of the most fascinating cultures in human history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521863643
(253mm x 177mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard H. Wilkinson
Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt, Paperback (January 2017)
The temples of ancient Egypt include the largest and some of the most impressive religious monuments the world has ever known. The author traces their development from the earliest times, looking at every aspect of their construction, decoration, symbolism and function.
Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, Paperback (January 2017)
The gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt, worshipped for over half of recorded history, are among the most fascinating and complex of any civilization. This is a guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society. It examines the evolution, worship and eventual decline of the numerous gods and goddesses.
Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings, Hardback (February 2016)
This handbook offers an invaluable and up-to-date resource on this criticial and fascinating World Hertiage site
Tausret, Hardback (April 2012)» View all books by Richard H. Wilkinson
Tausret: Forgotten Queen & Pharaoh of Egypt reveals the relatively unknown story of one of the only women to ever rule ancient Egypt as a king. This book brings together distinguished scholars whose research and excavations have recovered the history of this nearly forgotten female pharaoh.
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Author Biography - Richard H. Wilkinson
Richard H. Wilkinson is Professor of Egyptian archaeology at the University of Arizona. Director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, which has conducted archaeological projects in Egypt's famed Valley of the Kings since 1989 and now excavating the memorial temple of Queen Tausert, he is the author of nearly one hundred articles and reviews as well as six books, most recently The Complete Temples of Egypt and The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt.
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