An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
By (author) Kathryn A. Bard
Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt by Kathryn A. Bard
Book DescriptionAn 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 plans * Includes special sections on such topics of perennial interest as building the pyramids at Giza, mummification, and deciphering hieroglyphs * 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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405111485
(243mm x 189mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kathryn A. Bard
Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, Paperback (February 2015)
This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman periods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries and new illustrations.
Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, Paperback (March 2014)» View all books by Kathryn A. Bard
'Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt' is intended as the first reference work in English ever to attempt a systematic coverage of the archaeology of this region from the earliest finds of the Palaeolithic period to the 4th century AD.
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Author Biography - Kathryn A. Bard
Kathryn A. Bard is Associate Professor of Archaeology, Boston University, and is the editor of The Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (1999). She has directed excavations in Egypt and northern Ethiopia since 1989 and was the recipient of the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration Chairman's Award in 1998. Bard is Co-Director (with Rodolfo Fattovich) of excavations at the pharaonic seaport at Wadi/Mersa Gawasis, where in December 2004 they discovered the first pieces ever recovered from ancient Egyptian seagoing vessels, including riggings and cedar steering oars.
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