Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
The Encyclopedia opens with a general map of the region and a chronology of periods and dynasties, providing a context for the entries. The first section of the volume then comprises 14 overviews which explore the history and significance of each period.
The main body of the text offers more than 300 alphabetically organized entries, written by some of the most eminent scholars in this field. Areas covered include:
artefacts - glass, jewellery, sculpture
archaeological practices - dating techniques, representational evidence, textual sources
biographies - Howard Carter, Gertrude Caton Thompson, Gaston Maspero
buildings - cult temples, private tombs, pyramid complexes
geographical features - agriculture, climate, irrigation
sites - Abydos, Dakhla Oasis, Thebes
social organization - kingship, law, taxation
The text is extensively illustrated with over 120 images. Each entry is followed by a selected further reading section which includes foreign language sources to supplement the available works in English.
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18th Dynasty Abydos Amenhotep Amenhotep III ancient Egypt ancient Egyptian archaeological artifacts Aswan building built burial chamber Cairo cemetery century BC ceramic chapels circa cofﬁns cult culture Dahshur decorated Deir Deir el-Bahri Delta Early Dynastic east Eastern Desert Egyptian Egyptology enclosure wall evidence excavated Fayum ﬁeld ﬁgures ﬁnds ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂood ﬂoor funerary Further reading Gebel Giza Graeco-Roman graves Greek Hathor Hyksos identiﬁed inscriptions Intermediate Period Karnak king king’s known later limestone located Ma’adi mastaba Memphis Meroe Middle Kingdom monuments mortuary mudbrick Museum Nagada necropolis Neolithic Nile Valley nome Oasis ofﬁcials Old Kingdom Osiris overview painted Paleolithic papyrus Petrie pharaonic pottery Predynastic probably Ptolemaic period pylon pyramid complex quarries Ramesses Ramesses II reﬂect region reign remains rock-cut royal Saqqara scenes Senusret Senusret III settlement statues stela stone structure temple texts Thebes tion tombs town Tuthmose Upper Egypt Wadi